Latest Julius Randle News

Nikola Jokic becomes lowest draft pick ever to win MVP award

Jun. 08, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago. Now, by overwhelming consensus, he's No. 1. The Nuggets' big man was revealed Tuesday as the NBA's Most Valuable Player for 2020-21, making him...

New York's Tom Thibodeau picked as NBA's coach of the year

Jun. 07, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau got the New York Knicks back to the playoffs, guiding the team to its second-best record in 20 years. And in the eyes of the voters, that coaching job was the best in the NBA. Thibodeau was revealed Monday as the...

Capela is backbone of Hawks -- and quite a trash talker, too

Jun. 04, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Trae Young is the unquestioned star of the Atlanta Hawks, then Clint Capela is the backbone. A pretty good trash talker, too. The burly, 6-foot-10 Swiss center has given the Hawks the gritty defensive presence they so desperately...

Knicks make surprise playoff return, need work to stay there

Jun. 03, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone was about to head home for the summer when a “Let's go Knicks! Let's go Knicks!" chant broke out at the end of Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. After years of disappointing them, the New York Knicks had given their fans a team they couldn't...

Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5

Jun. 02, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In his first time on stage, Trae Young was already the star of the show. And just like an actor on nearby Broadway, he closed his impressive debut performance with a bow, after making a long 3-pointer in the final minute. “Leading...

Young, Westbrook, Morant back at scenes of ugly fan actions

Jun. 01, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

Philadelphia, Utah and Atlanta can reach the second round. Dallas or the Los Angeles Clippers will get to the verge of it. Yet as Russell Westbrook and Ja Morant try to save their seasons and Trae Young looks for a clinching victory, eyes will be on the action in the...

Young leads Hawks to 113-96 win over Knicks, 3-1 series lead

May. 30, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young led the way for the Atlanta Hawks, as usual. He sure had plenty of help. Proving they are far more than a one-man team, the Hawks unleashed a dazzling array of weapons to take control of their series against the New York...

After spitting incident, Young, Hawks beat Knicks 105-94

May. 28, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wanted to make a big impression in his first trip to the playoffs. It's going just as he planned. Shaking off an ugly spitting incident at Madison Square Garden, Young dazzled in the first home playoff game of his career,...

Column: Boorish fans have us longing for cardboard cutouts

May. 28, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

The good thing about cardboard cutouts: At least you don't have to worry about them spitting on a player, or dumping a box of popcorn on his head, or breaking into a brawl that leaves a toddler in tears. As fans begin filling the stands again, we find ourselves longing...

Rose, Randle rally Knicks past Hawks to tie series at 1-1

May. 26, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Down 13 points, the New York Knicks needed a change in the second half beyond starting Derrick Rose. They needed the Julius Randle they saw in the regular season. Rose scored 26 points, Randle shook off a miserable first half to lead...