Knicks' Julius Randle named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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Julius Randle smiling white uniform no opponent visable
Julius Randle smiling white uniform no opponent visable

Knicks forward Julius Randle has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, after the best stretch of play in his career.

Randle, who made his first All-Star game earlier this season, averaged 35.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game this past week during the Knicks' 4-0 stretch.

He's helped lead the Knicks to a six-game winning streak overall, including four straight in which he's scored 30+ points, and has the team just half a game back of the No. 4 seed in the East.

The seven-year veteran has also become the odds on favorite to win Most Improved Player of the year, after averaging 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game this season.

He's the first Knick to win Eastern Conference Player of the Week since Kristaps Porzingis did it back in 2017.