Extraordinary season that of New York Knicks who thanks to coach Tom Thibodeau are winning an incredible qualification for the next NBA Playoffs. The Big Apple team comes from eleven wins in the last 12, reinforcing fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Among the protagonists of this magnificent ride, of course, there is Julius Randle – perhaps the only real player that can be labeled as an All-Star – who is playing a respectable regular season. Its averages speak for themselves: 24.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists. To the microphones of the journalists, the long commented on the possibility of being considered for the MVP title:
“I’m definitely not going to be shy to tell you that I think I need to be included in all of these discussions. Although my main goal remains to improve from game to game, to improve as a player. So I’m not really focused on the MVP idea. The praise is obviously a lot and they are nice, but I am especially concerned with improving and continuing to lead the team in every match. I feel like we can compete against anyone “.
Kendrick Perkins is one of the few NBA analysts to have brought up Randle’s name for the MVP award. It is also true, however, that the player will especially fight for the MIP, given its sensational improvements. Taj Gibson – one who has seen and faced many players – instead wanted to support the actions of his teammate:
“He grows every night, you can see how he improves after every match. He is a great professional. It is growing in a difficult market. People don’t understand how difficult it is to play in New York and he’s bringing back a winning mentality here at the Knicks. It must be given due credit. Julius earned credit for being in the MVP race. He deserves it.”
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