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Julius Randle | Forward | #30

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (7) / LAK
Contract: view contract details

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Julius Randle scored 13 points with 13 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 35 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.
The big takeaway is that Randle logged some minutes at center tonight, so that will raise his ceiling in fantasy if this trend continues. He was 4-of-6 from the field, but only hit 5-of-9 from the line. The blocks and steals were nice, but keep in mind that he averaged just 0.4 blocks and 0.7 steals in 28.2 minutes per game last season. He's a much better target in points leagues as opposed to standard formats. Oct 12 - 1:30 AM

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Julius Randle had 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and one turnover in 28 minutes during L.A.'s 124-115 win vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

Randle is shooting a combined 13-of-24 in three preseason games and he's been great finishing through contact. That's a tiny sample size, but it's still encouraging from a guy who shot 42.9 percent last year. He's a walking double-double whose fantasy upside is currently limited by poor percentages and a lack of defensive stats.
Oct 10 - 12:28 AM

Julius Randle (mouth) didn't need stitches for his mouth injury on Friday.

He's fine. Randle showed up to camp in better shape and there's talk of him showing more quickness. He's a capable scorer and even improved his pre-break 46.9 true shooting percentage to 50.7 post-break -- he has a long way to go, though. If the Lakers do indeed give backup center minutes to Yi Jianlian, that would hurt Randle's ceiling.
Sep 30 - 11:43 PM

Julius Randle was hit in the mouth on Friday and may need stitches.

There's no talk of concussion or anything that could keep him out. Randle took about a month to get over the cut on his hand this summer, but this injury should have a quicker turnaround. He's going to play center a lot more this season, but his upside isn't too high in standard leagues right now.
Sep 30 - 5:15 PM

Luke Walton said that Julius Randle was "phenomenal" during the Lakers' first practice of training camp.

"Julius was phenomenal," said Walton. "The way he ran the court today was incredible. He was phenomenal from the first drill we did of 3-man weave." Randle should have some increased opportunity operating in Walton's uptempo system, although he'll also have some increased competition for minutes with the offseason additions of Thomas Robinson and Yi Jianlian. Randle won't offer much defensive stats, but his ability to rack up the double-doubles makes him worth a late-round look on draft day.
Sep 28 - 9:49 AM

Lakers strength coach Tim DiFrancesco said Julius Randle has been working "a lot on movement and hip mobility" this summer.

"His hips are strong but sometimes tight, so that was a focus," DiFrancesco said. The strength coach added that Randle has been a gym rat this summer with plenty of focus on quickness. Reading between the lines here, it sounds like Randle will play the vast majority of his minutes at power forward under coach Luke Walton. He's only a late-round flier for now.
Sep 24 - 10:04 PM

Julius Randle had all seven stitches removed from his right hand on Monday.

He cut his hand on Aug. 29 and is expected to tape his middle and ring fingers together for about a month. The Lakers will start their training camp on Tuesday and start their preseason action on Oct. 4. With coach Luke Walton taking over and possibly wanting more athleticism at the four, Randle could lose some minutes to Larry Nance.
Sep 21 - 3:18 PM

Luke Walton praised Julius Randle for the progress he's made with his jumper.

Randle and Larry Nance have been working on extending their range, and you can expect both to continue developing that area as time moves forward. From a schematic standpoint, the Lakers are going to look like a completely different team under Luke Walton, and that's not exactly a bad thing given how atrocious they looked at times under Byron Scott.
Sep 17 - 2:42 PM

Julius Randle (hand laceration) has been cleared to begin shooting.

Randle needed seven stitches to close a cut between the webbing of his right middle and ring finger on Tuesday, but he's expected to be fully recovered within the next two weeks. Randle should see a lot more opportunity running in Luke Walton's system this upcoming season, so he'll be someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day.
Aug 31 - 1:53 PM

Julius Randle suffered a laceration to the webbing between his right middle and ring fingers, and he will be re-evaluated in 14 days.

The cut required seven stitches to close, but this minor injury has absolutely no chance of impacting his status for training camp. Randle will have every opportunity to excel in Luke Walton's up-tempo offense, so he'll be someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day.
Aug 30 - 3:04 PM

Gregg Popovich had nothing but praise for Julius Randle, who is playing for Pop as part of the U.S. Men's Select Team.

"He’s worked very hard, very coachable," Popovich said. "He listens, he takes direction, so he’s been very enjoyable so far." Randle spent "most of May and June" doing two-a-day workouts, focusing on strength and conditioning in addition to his jump shot. He averaged a double-double in just 28.2 minutes per game in his first real season, and after a summer of improvement he's one of the most promising young players to target on draft day.
Jul 20 - 10:45 PM

Julius Randle could have a role in the Lakers' new schemes similar to the one Draymond Green has for the Warriors.

"Obviously there are a lot of similarities between Draymond and myself," Randle said. "There will be a lot to learn, but especially with the style of play, it’ll be fun for us to get up and down. Sharing the ball is going to be big for us this year. Just building that chemistry on both sides of the floor." New Lakers head coach Luke Walton will be excellent for Randle's development, and while the big man wouldn't reveal what he will be focusing on this summer, it's a decent bet that he will try to improve his ball-handling and playmaking ability.
Source: ESPN
May 7 - 12:47 PM

Luke Walton praised Julius Randle's ability to rebound the basketball.

"That kid averaged 10 rebounds a game as pretty much a rookie? That’s insane. This is a grown-man league," he said. Randle's ability to attack the boards is not in question, but several other areas of his game are and those are the things that will be under Walton's microscope in his first season as the Lakers new head coach.
May 2 - 1:50 PM

Julius Randle scored two points (1-of-4 FGs) with nine boards, one assist, one block and one steal vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

This night was all about Kobe Bryant's final NBA game, so Randle was quiet on offense for a reason. Randle had a solid season for the Lakers with averages of 11.3 points, 10.2 boards and 1.8 assists, but a lack of defensive stats (0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks) limited him to top-170 value in standard leagues. He will be a late-round pick in standard formats next season unless he improves in those two categories.
Apr 14 - 1:42 AM

Julius Randle collected a career-high 20 rebounds in just 27 minutes vs. the Clippers, adding seven points with one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

Randle grabbed six offensive boards tonight but shot a mere 3-of-11 from the field, going 2-of-6 at the rim and 1-of-5 on mid-range jumpers. He's essentially a rookie and has nowhere to go but up, making him an interesting prospect as owners look forward to the 2016-17 season.
Apr 7 - 1:20 AM

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