Charlotte Hornets Rumors: Knicks, Hornets discuss Julius Randle trade

The Charlotte Hornets have been linked to a solid young player in Julius Randle from the New York Knicks

Word on the street is that the Charlotte Hornets have discussed a potential trade with the New York Knicks for their forward, Julius Randle. 

As reported by @IanBegley, several names involved in these Charlotte-New York rumors include Julius Randle, Dennis Smith Jr, Terry Rozier, and Malik Monk.

Very little details as to the framework of a potential deal between the two have been leaked but from a purely financial standpoint, Rozier and Randle’s contracts match up closely.

The Knicks have expressed interest in Malik Monk in the past so his potential involvement should come as no surprise.

Without much detail, it is unclear what the Hornets roster would look like following the proposed trade but with the surplus of power forwards already on the roster, it would make things very awkward and crowded in the frontcourt.

Randle is a solid player though and puts up good numbers. His numbers so far this year are about 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists per game.

Randle has bounced around a little bit in his career, having stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, and New York Knicks. This was not for a lack of talent or lack of value to these organizations, however.

Randle’s contract is between $18-19 million each year for the next 2 and a half years. This move would be about purely adding talent, no alternative or financial motives.

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Randle is a good player but his fit on this Charlotte Hornets team would be unclear.

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