March 1, 2021

Knicks’ Julius Randle about to find out All-Star fate (New York Post)

Julius Randle should find out shortly before Tuesday’s fan-attended game at the Garden whether he will play an extra game this season among the NBA’s elite.

The league will announce its All-Star reserves on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on TNT, and Randle remains in consideration — but is no lock — to be one of the seven players added from the Eastern Conference.

It would mark the first career All-Star designation for Randle, who is in his second season of a three-year, $62.1 million deal with the Knicks.

The 26-year-old power forward — and the player Tom Thibodeau described Sunday as the Knicks’ “engine” — certainly is a deserving candidate.

Randle has posted career bests in points (23.2), rebounds (11.0), assists (5.5) and minutes (36.8) through the Knicks 15-16 start entering Tuesday’s home game against Golden State. He also is shooting 41.0 percent from 3-point range, a significant improvement from the 29.5 percent he posted from long range across his first six NBA seasons.

The only other players averaging at least 23-11-5 this season are Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Denver’s Nikola Jokic.

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