Lamar Odom in the body of Zach Randolph I did it again, you.
Julius Randall was stunning again in the New York Knicks’ 118-109 additional win over the Charlotte Hornets, collecting 33 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in a win, and forging his way to his sixth hat-trick of the season – all While wearing Kobe shoes. The 30-point trilogy was the first for the Knicks since 2012 when Carmelo Anthony played it for the last Knicks team that people cared about.
Randall won’t win the most important player, because there is A former chubby white dude in Denver that was Everybody’s donkey busted all season Who may (and probably should) win it unanimously. However, five players are named to each ballot, and they will all be counted shortly after the end of the regular season. Randall showed up again, while the Knicks were running Back to fourth At Eastern Conference, not only is it the obvious choice for the most sophisticated player, but his name deserves to be two places behind Nikola Jokić as well.
The historical context is important for how you think about the season. It might not sound like much, but the Knicks haven’t had a phenomenon like this since Carmelo Anthony. (No, We’ve already gone over why Kristaps Porzingis is so differentAdditionally, in a season where missed matches are as frequent as watching Kelly Clarkson They make faces On the soundRandall has been there, he’s always been, he’s been influencer, and he’s been the inspiration for a list that people think would be lucky to have a Play-In account.
It’s more than just points, rebounds, and assists averaging around 24-10-6, plus shot splits 46/41/82 while driving the NBA in minutes. It’s about remembering when the season ended long ago and seeing Randall’s name (deservedly) among his other elite all-star peers like Joel Embiid, Chris Paul, Giannis Antetokounmou, Luca Donjic, Damian Lillard, Steve Carey, Jimmy Butler and whatever. Otherwise, we’ll see it on the ballot. Randall must also find himself on one of the three All-NBA lists, along with a healthy contract extension.
The most valuable is Most… valuable… Randall deserves to be remembered as such as we look back on the 2020-21 season in the coming years.
But don’t twist it, and it should go without saying – it’s a Joki prize.