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Julius Randle | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Kentucky
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Julius Randle scored 17 points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.
After the game, Randle said the summer league minutes restriction is frustrating and he's just focusing on keeping everything in perspective. As for his performance today, he looked like the player the Lakers wanted him to be. Randle wasn't forcing the contact quite so much today and he seemed to know where the double teams were going to come from. He also did more ball handling today on the offensive end. Jul 15 - 10:51 PM

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Julius Randle logged 19 minutes in Monday's exhibition game against the Knicks, scoring seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, one steal and one block.

As long as Randle is getting minutes in this range or better over the next week it can be considered a success after last year's leg injury. The Lakers' big man depth isn't all that great and all signs point to him having as many minutes as he can physically handle.
Jul 13 - 11:52 PM

Julius Randle (rest) will not play on Saturday.

The team is simply giving him the night off after he returned to action on Friday against the Wolves. Randle played 21 minutes and was certainly active, but he did look pretty rusty. He also looks like he put on a little weight, but that's usually what happens when a player is sidelined for an entire season. He will be competing with Brandon Bass for the starting power forward spot next season, but he is obviously the favorite to win that battle.
Jul 11 - 2:22 PM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that Julius Randle and Brandon Bass will compete for the starting power forward spot.

"I’m hoping that Julius takes the lead and jumps on that opportunity to be our starting power forward," Scott said. "But I’ll let it play out." It sounds like Randle has the inside track on starting on opening night, and the good news was that he looked very active in Friday's summer league debut. We will be following this story very closely all summer.
Jul 11 - 2:12 PM

Julius Randle played 21 minutes in his return to action on Friday during an 81-68 loss to the Wolves, scoring 11 points with one rebound and four turnovers.

It was his first game action since breaking his leg in the opener last season. As for how he looked today, he made it a point to attack the basket and didn't to care about the contact on the offensive side. Randle looked to be 100 percent and was able to beat his man on face-up isolation plays. He is going to rest Saturday against the 76ers.
Jul 10 - 11:24 PM

Julius Randle is expected to play on Friday, but will not play on Saturday.

"It’s a blessing to be back on the court," Randle said. "I’m doing what I love so I can’t complain. A lot of fun getting up and down. I’m just playing the game, so I can’t complain." He suffered a fractured leg in his first NBA game and has already been going through 5-on-5 work. We'll be watching him closely on Friday.
Jul 8 - 4:56 PM

Julius Randle reportedly looks healthy and powerful, and has made major strides in improving his ball handling and shooting abilities.

Randle's rookie season ended after just one game last year, but he'll be primed for a much larger role with the Lakers during the 2015-16 season. If he can beat out Brandon Bass for the starting power forward position in Los Angeles, he'll be worth a late-round pick in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jul 7 - 4:59 PM

Julius Randle lost 15 pounds and is on the summer league roster.

He has been going through 5-on-5 and there has been no indication of him being limited. Randle losing weight bodes well for him with D'Angelo Russell likely wanting to push the pace. Plus, Roy Hibbert being a sub-par offensive player also helps his case for offense. We'll be tracking him on Friday during his first game action since a fractured leg.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 7:51 PM

Jullius Randle did some drills on Monday and threw down an alley-oop dunk.

There is still no official word that he'll be ready for summer league, but most signs point to that happening. Randle was hurt heading into summer league last year, but he really came on to close out the event. His fantasy value will depend on how well the Lakers do in free agency.
Jun 29 - 3:19 PM

Julius Randle is playing full-court, full-speed 1-on-1.

He has been at the team's facility on a daily basis and looks terrific, according to team reporter Mike Trudell. Randle hasn't been officially cleared for summer league, but that seems like a fair target for the Kentucky product. With the Lakers not taking a big man at two, they'll likely address that need in free agency.
Jun 26 - 3:03 AM

The Lakers are unwilling to part with Julius Randle in a potential trade that would net them DeMarcus Cousins.

Randle has reportedly lost 20 pounds, and his outside shot is much improved, so the Lakers are very high on their 2014 draft pick. There's a lot of rumors swirling around Cousins right now, with the Lakers and Celtics both trying to pry him away from Sacramento. For now, it appears that if a deal were to go down, Randle would not be included.
Jun 25 - 3:25 PM

Julius Randle believes that his leg is 100 percent and said that his surgically-repaired foot is no longer a factor in his recovery.

"I believe I am," Randle said when asked if he was 100 percent. "The last time I checked probably about a month ago, the bone was 95 percent healed. I feel great." The news just keeps getting better for Randle, and it should also be noted that he was recently cleared for half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions with full contact. All signs point to him being ready to play at the Las Vegas Summer League, and there is no reason why he couldn't carve out a sizable role on the Lakers next season if he has a strong showing.
May 31 - 10:34 AM

Julius Randle (leg) has been cleared for full contact half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions.

Randle's next step will be going through 4-on-4 drills, but he continues to move in a positive direction, and at this rate he should be good to go for Las Vegas Summer League. The Lakers have a lot of decisions to make this offseason with regards to the roster, but depending on how things shake out, Randle may have the opportunity to step into a starting role next season. As always, will continue to track his progress closely this offseason.
May 28 - 3:33 PM

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said that it looks like Julius Randle (leg) "has recovered completely".

This is definitely exciting news for Randle, and it appears that his recovery is going very smoothly. All signs point to him playing during the Las Vegas Summer League, and it will be interesting to see how he does after such a long time on the shelf. Randle could potentially be the starting power forward next season if he impresses this summer, so we will be sure to track his progress very closely.
May 24 - 10:49 AM

Julius Randle (leg) said that his recovery has been going smoothly, and he's hopeful to be able to play during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Randle's rookie season was cut short after he broke his leg during the first game of the regular-season, but he's been progressing well in his recovery without experiencing any setbacks. He said that he's "not too far" off from taking contact, and we'll continue to track his progress closely.
Apr 14 - 4:32 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Dwight Buycks
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Lou Williams
3Jabari Brown
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Nick Young
3Anthony Brown
PF1Julius Randle
2Brandon Bass
3Tarik Black
4Larry Nance
C1Roy Hibbert
2Robert Sacre
3Robert Upshaw