According to Fred Katz of The Athletic, Julius Randle has racked up more than $155,000 worth of fines from the NBA after receiving a fifth fine for “directing hostile language towards a referee,” during the Knicks’ 108-93 loss to the Jazz on Sunday.
There have been 5 Julius Randle-related fines this season.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) March 22, 2022
• $15K to Randle for kicking ball in the stands
• $25K to Randle for cursing in presser
• $25K to NYK not talking to media
• $50K to him for Cam Johnson incident
• 40K to him for Jazz one
That’s $155K of fines.
Randle’s latest infraction has cost him $40,000. The Kentucky product was most recently fined $50k for an on-court altercation with Cam Johnson and made contact with a game official while attempting to get at Johnson. The League fined Randle again when he didn’t cooperate with the NBA during their investigation into the incident.
Randle has also been fined for not speaking with the media and using profane language during a press conference in January. He also received a fine for kicking a ball in the stands. Randle has been fined an additional $29k after racking up 11 technical fouls this season.
The Knicks (30-42) are 12th in the Eastern Conference and are six games behind Atlanta for the 10th and final spot for the year’s play-in tournament. Their 117-111 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday guarantees they won’t’ finish the season at .500 anymore.