Knicks’ tough defender Julius Randle says he’s ‘not hard to guard..

Despite falling victim to Julius Randle’s underwhelming performance, Washington Wizards defenseman Deni Avdija was not impressed with the New York Knicks All-Star.
After a week of wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers, the New York Knicks finished the job against a dominant opponent with a 121-105 win over the underdog Washington Wizards on Saturday.
New York has won four straight and remains undefeated in the new calendar year.
Julius Randle led the way, scoring 39 points on 13-of-23 shooting from the field.
But apparently that wasn’t enough to impress one of Saturday’s opponents.
After Saturday’s game, Wizards forward Deni Avdija claimed Randle was easy to guard, suggesting Randle’s physicality was his only advantage over his opponent.
“He’s not that hard for me to guard,” Avdija said, per Alder Almo of
“But he’s probably more aggressive.
He picks his spots and honestly tries to score, like a big guy who gets in the lane and gets fouled.
That’s it.

Avdija’s comments are certainly strange after one of Randle’s most dominant performances this season.
After Friday’s 1-of-11 performance in Philadelphia, he recorded his third 30-point game in the last four games, reaching the foul line 13 times and scoring on all but three.
To his credit, Avdija himself had a solid game (23 points, 10 rebounds), but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Wizards from losing their fourth straight game.
Washington was also minus-7 when Avdija played, but the Knicks were plus-24 over Randle’s 38 minutes.

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If Randle continues to play at his current pace, non-believers like Avdija will disappear.

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