Did Nick Young just leak Knicks star Julius Randle’s All-Star berth?
It looks like Nick Young already knows something that most fans and pundits are not aware of just yet. The former NBA player practically congratulated New York Knicks forward Julius Randle on Friday for making his first All-Star team. But the thing is, the All-Star reserves won’t be confirmed until Tuesday on TNT.
Is Young on to something?
Congrats @J30_RANDLE All Star!!
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) February 19, 2021
The league already announced the starters for the one-day event on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The West features LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, and Luka Doncic, while Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, and Bradley Beal headline the East.
The All-Star Game reserves, meanwhile, will feature seven players from each conference as selected by NBA coaches. If Swaggy P is to be believed, Julius Randle already locked his spot in the East after a huge campaign with the Knicks.
If that’s the case, the 26-year-old bruiser truly deserves the billing, as he is notching career highs across the board for New York. In 30 games so far, Randle is producing 23.2 points to go along with 10.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. The 6-foot-8 forward has become a legitimate go-to scorer for head coach Tom Thibodeau, making 48 percent of his field goals and knocking down 40.7 percent of his triples.
Moreover, Randle has led the Knicks back to relevance this season, as they currently occupy the 7th seed in the East with a 14-16 slate.
Nick Young, meanwhile, knows the Knicks star quite well since they spent time as teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers early in Randle’s career. While the former Wildcat is not yet the beast that he is right now back then, Young is delighted that Randle has finally lived up to his high ceiling.
We’ll have to wait and see on Tuesday if Young’s leaked info is indeed true.