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Julius Randle | Center/Forward | #30

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (7) / LAK
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Julius Randle scored 12 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.
He and Jordan Clarkson were the key to this victory with pick-and-roll as the pet play in the fourth. That play accounted for 14 points in the 26-8 run to seal this game. Randle plays the overwhelming majority of his minutes at center these days and he's really found himself on both ends. He's still got a long way to go to be a valuable fantasy asset, but the last few games have been very encouraging. Dec 10 - 12:45 AM
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Julius Randle came off the bench to hit 7-of-15 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes on Thursday.

That's a pretty good line for Randle, especially considering he picked up five fouls in the game. Larry Nance Jr. started and had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Kyle Kuzma played just 19 minutes and hit 1-of-7 shots for three points. The three-headed monster at power forward for the Lakers is real, and it looks like Luke Walton is going to go with the hot hand from night to night.
Dec 7 - 11:05 PM

Julius Randle played 16 minutes on Sunday, scoring five points on 1-of-4 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with five rebounds and one steal.

Randle committed five fouls and that's been a persistent issue the past four games -- he's averaging 4.5 fouls in 23.3 minutes in that span. The return of Larry Nance (hand) hasn't helped, of course, and Randle's FT shooting (65.2% on 4.2 attempts) is an issue in category-based leagues, but he still has intriguing rest-of-season potential.
Dec 4 - 12:41 AM

Julius Randle scored 15 points with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He busted out for 20 points on Wednesday, but he still managed a strong line even with Kyle Kuzma back in action today. Randle should be around 24 minutes most nights and his fantasy owners will be rooting against Brook Lopez, who snapped a four-game streak with below seven points. Randle is a fine hold in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 11:57 PM

Julius Randle played 24 minutes off the bench and had 11 points, three rebounds and a block on 2-of-5 shooting in Monday's loss, which featured the return of Larry Nance, from a hand injury.

Randle will take a bit of a minutes hit with the return of Nance, but might still be worth hanging onto in fantasy leagues. The fact he got quality minutes tonight is a good sign.
Nov 28 - 1:35 AM

Lakers coach Luke Walton said he thinks the frontcourt combo of Julius Randle and Brook Lopez can work in certain matchups.

Both players have basically been in a timeshare at center this season, but Walton has experimented with them next to each other lately. "It works well with Brook because Brook spaces the floor so he kind of turns into the space ‘four,’" Walton said, "and Julius can still do all that dynamic rolling hat he does and switch defensively. We’ll keep fooling with that." This improves the outlook of both players a bit, but the return of Larry Nance (hand) next will only complicate things again.
Nov 23 - 12:41 PM

Julius Randle scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals in 29 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

The Kings were feeding Zach Randolph and that helps explain why Randle saw more run. Coach Luke Walton said he wanted to pick up the pace with Randle against Z-Bo and Brook Lopez got burned in the first quarter. While we did expect Randle to play some more power forward after Larry Nance Jr. (hand) went down, it didn't really happen. In the last 11 games, Randle played just 16 minutes next to Brook Lopez and 243 minutes without him. Randle may not take a hit with Nance back next week.
Nov 23 - 1:50 AM

Julius Randle double-doubled vs. the Bulls on Tuesday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes.

Coach Luke Walton credited Randle after the game for changing the energy and effort level as the Lakers were able to climb their way back from a 19-point deficit. His defense has really improved this season, as his opponents are shooting less than 29 percent and committing turnovers more than 17 percent of the time when going one-on-one against him. Unfortunately for Randle, the frontcourt in Los Angeles is going to be really crowded again soon with Larry Nance (hand) due back next week.
Nov 22 - 1:37 AM

Julius Randle lit up the Nuggets on Sunday for a season-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting, hitting one 3-pointer with seven rebounds, five assists and two turnovers.

Randle played 32 minutes, after logging just 16 minutes vs. Phoenix on Friday, and after the game coach Luke Walton said, "When [Randle] plays like he did tonight, he's as good as anyone in this league]." Nikola Jokic (ejection) and Paul Millsap (wrist) were both out after halftime tonight, and Randle deserves credit for taking advantage of the situation, but we're skeptical since Kyle Kuzma is playing well at PF and Larry Nance (hand) is due back soon.
Nov 20 - 12:46 AM

Julius Randle made 2-of-12 from the field for eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, three turnovers and six fouls in 30 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

The poor shooting line was not because he was missing with five blocks against tonight. He did not enjoy his time against Joel Embiid and was blocked by The Process three times tonight -- Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson also got him once each. Randle is still doing damage with his role as the backup center, so he's still a hold in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 1:45 AM

Julius Randle scored eight points with eight rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

After logging at least 21 minutes in each of his last three, Randle saw his playing time drop a tad in this win. He hasn't even played a minute next to Brook Lopez in the last five games and he's only played 15 minutes next to Andrew Bogut in that span, so coach Luke Walton hasn't really adjusted Randle's role after the Larry Nance (hand) injury. He's still a fine hold in standard leagues.
Nov 14 - 12:15 AM

Julius Randle scored 11 points (3-of-6 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs) with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and four turnovers in Thursday's loss to Washington.

He continues to play the backup center role, so he hasn't benefitted too much from Larry Nance's (hand) injury. Randle has been frustrated with his playing time this season, and while his play has picked up recently, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that he may not be in the Lakers plans past this season -- he's a restricted free agent and the franchise is hoping to pursue two max contract free agents. At this point, his fantasy owners should be rooting for a trade.
Nov 9 - 9:31 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, one player "whose future is very unlikely to continue with the Lakers" is Julius Randle.

Randle will be a restricted free agent this summer, but the Lakers plan to chase two max free agents and may not have the cap space to match competitive offers. The Lakers have Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance, so Randle may be expendable. If they don't see him as part of their long-term plan, expect the Lakers to aggressively shop him before the deadline.
Source: ESPN
Nov 9 - 10:15 AM

Julius Randle had 16 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal in just 21 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

Randle made 5-of-9 field goals and all six of his free throws, which marks the fourth time in his career he's been perfect on at least six attempts. His per-minute upside is glaringly obvious, which is why we're preaching patience, but this was just the third time all season that he's exceeded the 20-minute mark. If you can afford to wait, he should be worth it.
Nov 8 - 11:27 PM

Julius Randle needed only 17 minutes on Sunday to score 12 points on 6-of-10 FGs, with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Nobody can accuse Randle of being lackadaisical during his court-time, but the low minutes are glaring -- even with Larry Nance (hand) out of commission, Kyle Kuzma logged 38 minutes compared to Randle's 17 minutes. We're still preaching patience while Nance is out, but the tune will change if this lopsided timeshare keeps up for another week.
Nov 6 - 12:23 AM