Exciting News: Julius Randle, Star of the Knicks, Joins Prestigious WME Agency, Stunning Former CAA Agent with Surprise Move!


New York Knicks Forward Julius Randle Leaves CAA for WME

New York Knicks two-time All-Star forward Julius Randle has recently made a significant change in his representation. Randle has left Creative Artists Agency (CAA), whose basketball division was formerly headed by team president Leon Rose, and has joined William Morris Endeavor (WME), one of the leading global talent agencies representing some of the biggest stars in the Hollywood and music industry.

Randle’s move to WME was officially announced by the agency on Monday via their Twitter account, stating that Randle has joined their roster of talent that includes Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, Jessica Alba, Adele, Olivia Rodrigo, among others.

At WME, Randle will join his Knicks teammate RJ Barrett and Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic. WME recently expanded into basketball by acquiring Billy Duffy’s BDA Sports Management, with Duffy set to represent Randle in basketball-related negotiations, according to a WME spokesman.

One of the notable individuals excited about this move is Andrew Thomas, a basketball marketing agent at WME who previously worked with Randle at CAA. Thomas expressed his excitement about the reunion on his LinkedIn account, welcoming Randle to the WME Sports family.

Thomas will be responsible for working with Randle on off-the-court contracts and endorsements. Randle currently has two guaranteed years left on his four-year, $117 million extension and could potentially become a free agent in 2025. He is coming off a successful ankle surgery and is eager to build on his career year, which earned him his second All-Star berth and All-NBA Third Team selection.

Knick’s Reunion with Point Guard Ryan Arcidiacono

The New York Knicks have brought back veteran point guard Ryan Arcidiacono who was previously traded to the Portland Trail Blazers midseason. According to SNY’s Ian Begley, Arcidiacono has signed an Exhibit 9 contract with the Knicks.

An Exhibit 9 contract is designed to protect teams from carrying a player on the regular season roster in the event of a serious preseason injury. Arcidiacono’s deal is for the minimum salary for one season but can be waived at any time.

Arcidiacono will join fellow Villanova alumni Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, and free agent acquisition Donte DiVincenzo on the Knicks roster. Last season, Arcidiacono averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 assists in 8.6 minutes over 20 games with both the Blazers and the Knicks.

Quentin Grimes: An Emerging Talent

Boston Celtics reporter Jared Weiss of The Athletic has identified Knicks third-year guard Quentin Grimes as a breakout candidate in the Atlantic Division for the upcoming season. Weiss believes that Grimes has the potential to make a significant leap in his performance, drawing parallels to Immanuel Quickley’s development last year.

Weiss noted that Grimes is a strong spot-up shooter who can drive into open spaces and finish solidly at the rim. Additionally, Grimes is an effective cutter and offensive rebounder who consistently contributes offensively. Weiss expects Grimes to showcase even more creativity in his game and take another step forward in his development this season.

This article was written by Alder Almo, a basketball journalist covering the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors for Heavy. With over 15 years of experience in local and international media, Almo is well-versed in broadcast, print, and digital reporting. He was previously associated with Empire Sports Media and Off the Glass. Originally from the Philippines, Almo is currently based in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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