Oscar Robertson no longer alone in exclusive club, thanks to Knicks’ Julius Randle
The “Triple-Double King” himself, NBA legend Oscar Robertson, now has some company in quite the exclusive club. Not only that, though, but Robertson will now be grouped in with one of the more unlikely players in the modern-day NBA as New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle remains red hot to begin the 2020-21 regular season.
Thanks to his effort on Sunday evening against the Denver Nuggets, in addition to the team’s first nine games of the year, Randle has become just the second player in NBA history to record at least 200 points, 115 rebounds and 70 over the course of the first 10 games of a regular season. Of course, it is now just Randle and the aforementioned Robertson in this uniquely exclusive club (via Knicks PR).
Julius Randle joins Oscar Robertson as the only two players in NBA history to record at least 200 points, 115 rebounds and 70 assists in their team’s first 10 games of a season. @EliasSports
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 11, 2021
Unfortunately for Randle and the Knicks, though, New York came up way short on Sunday afternoon despite hosting the Nuggets at the world famous Madison Square Garden. The Nuggets ultimately came away with a 114-89 victory as the upstart Knicks have officially fallen to an even 5-5 on the season. Since kicking off the year by winning five of the team’s first eight games, New York has since lost back-to-back games with the Oklahoma Thunder previously downing the Knicks 101-89 on Friday evening at Madison Square Garden.
Even so, Randle continues to serve as the Knicks’ best all-around player as the veteran power forward entered Sunday evening’s contest averaging 22.6 points, an even 12 rebounds and 7.3 assists across 37.7 minutes per game. It definitely appears as though new Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is getting the best out of Randle—and then some.