Julius Randle
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New York Knicks star Julius Randle has reportedly changed the way he plays the game after signing a five-year contract worth $117 million.

The 27-year-old power forward started to focus more on his numbers, trying to repay for the money that the team invested in him. As a result Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is facing a challenge of getting Randle to play with selflessness.

Per Marc Berman of New York Post:

“According to an NBA source, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau has admitted to associates he’s had more trouble getting Randle to play with a selflessness this season than during last season.”

This season Randle is averaging 18.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 5 assists per game in 35.2 minutes for New York.