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Julius Randle | Forward | #30

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 finished Sunday's 125-120 home loss with 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, making 3-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer and zero steals or blocks.
Randle blew up for 32 points on Wednesday, but in the two games since he's averaging just 7.0 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He's contributing more than enough in other categories to mask occasional shooting woes, however, and is perfectly positioned as a young cornerstone on a tanking team. Mar 20 - 12:18 AM

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Julius Randle scored a career-high 32 points during a 139-100 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in just 29 minutes.

He hit the 30-point mark with eight minutes left in the third quarter to keep this game within reach until the start of the fourth quarter. Randle did fall off and he was accountable for not finishing strong. "Fourth quarter was garbage, I blame myself for that, and I’ve got to be a better leader than that," Randle said. He's clearly on the rise and can be viewed as a must-start player.
Mar 16 - 1:14 AM

Julius Randle scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Sunday, making 8-of-18 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in 34 minutes of action.

Randle went 0-of-3 from deep but this was still an unqualified success for his fantasy owners. L.A. is leaning into their youth movement and the only real threat to Randle is Larry Nance (22 minutes), yet both guys were on the court for the final 5:49 of a close game tonight. That won't always be the case, but coach Luke Walton should still find a way to play Randle 32+ minutes on a regular basis.
Mar 13 - 1:13 AM

Julius Randle posted a triple-double in Tuesday's 122-111 loss to the Mavericks, posting 13 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Lakers were torched by Dirk Nowitzki tonight and Randle didn't play particularly well on defense, but that won't bother his fantasy owners too much. He shot 3-of-8 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line with one steal and three turnovers, and coach Luke Walton subbed him back into the game for the final few minutes so he could pick up a couple garbage time assists for his third triple-double of the season. He gets a great matchup with the Suns on Thursday.
Mar 7 - 11:21 PM

Julius Randle racked up 23 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in Tuesday's 109-104 loss to the Hornets.

He feasted against Frank Kaminsky and played a lot of center with the Lakers going small. He finished 10-of-14 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, but one big game isn't going to make up for his quiet February -- he averaged 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.1 blocks and 0.4 steals in his previous eight games. Coach Luke Walton praised him after the game and said "that’s the longest period of time he’s played hard like that all season long," so maybe we'll see more of the same in March.
Mar 1 - 1:06 AM

Julius Randle went 2-of-9 from the field and 2-of-6 from the charity stripe during Sunday's loss to the Spurs, on his way to six points, 12 boards, four assists and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

Poor free throw shooting and limited contributions on the defensive end has Randle operating with just a 13th round evaluation on the year, and there's a chance he could start losing some minutes to Larry Nance as we approach the end of the 2016-17 season. Randle’s low-upside leaves a lot to be desired in standard leagues, although he’s a much more attractive guy to own in points leagues.
Feb 26 - 6:20 PM

Julius Randle double-doubled vs. the Suns on Wednesday with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Randle logged 29 minutes in the blowout loss, shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line while adding three assists and one steal. His illness slowed him down in late January and in the first couple games of February, but his value has stabilized again with averages of 14.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last five games.
Feb 16 - 12:42 AM

Julius Randle played 30 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday with 17 points, six rebounds and one assist.

After an illness kept him limited for close to two weeks, Randle figures to be back. He hasn't played more than 23 minutes in any game since Jan. 20, and was hanging around 30 minutes per night in January and December. He should go back to his mid-round value ways very soon.
Feb 8 - 11:43 PM

Julius Randle (illness) started on Monday vs. the Knicks and scored 14 points, but he fouled out in 17 minutes.

He finished 7-of-14 from the field and added two boards and two assists, but the important takeaway here is that he finally looked healthy. The foul trouble was a buzzkill, but his owners can feel confident about deploying him again on Wednesday vs. the Pistons and Friday vs. the Bucks.
Feb 6 - 9:54 PM

Julius Randle (illness) will start on Monday vs. the Knicks.

He sat out of Friday's game vs. Boston after playing just six minutes the previous night against the Wizards. He's had a few days off to recover, but coach Luke Walton said he will "keep an eye on his condition during the game." He's a risky play in DFS, but his season-long owners can activate him for a three-game week. Tarik Black will return to the bench.
Feb 6 - 12:07 PM

Julius Randle (illness) will be available for Monday against the Knicks.

The timing of Randle's illness is pretty bad here with the Lakers on their Grammy trip. Randle did go through practice on Sunday, but the Lakers say they are still undecided on his role for Monday. The Lakers have three games this week, so Randle isn't a slam-dunk start in weekly leagues at less than 100 percent. If he's limited, it'll be Tarik Black picking up most of the minutes, but Larry Nance looks like the pickup to make with his upward trend.
Feb 5 - 1:57 PM

Julius Randle (illness) sat out of Friday's game vs. Boston.

He was "available" to play, but the Lakers didn't even update him until the end of the first quarter. He now gets a couple days of rest to get ready for Monday's game vs. the Knicks. If he's good to go, Larry Nance could lose some of his momentum.
Feb 3 - 11:43 PM

Julius Randle (illness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Randle missed two straight games earlier in the week as he dealt with pneumonia, before returning to action on Thursday night. However, he was limited to just six minutes of playing time in Thursday's loss to the Wizards. Thus, even if Randle is cleared to play again on Friday, it would be risky to trust him. Tarik Black will see an uptick in minutes if Randle is limited and/or does not play.
Feb 3 - 1:01 PM

Julius Randle (illness) returned on Thursday against the Wizards, playing just six minutes with two points, two rebounds and one turnover.

Randle's doctor and medical staff had him shut it down for a few days due to pneumonia, and coach Luke Walton said the team will limit him for now. The Lakers play again on Friday night, so he almost certainly be limited again in Boston. His fantasy owners can probably hope for better production on Monday in New York or Wednesday in Detroit. He'll be a must-start player when he's back to normal.
Feb 2 - 10:02 PM

Julius Randle (illness) will be limited on Thursday vs. the Wizards.

To be clear, Randle will be active but is not a lock to play according to coach Luke Walton. He's still not 100 percent as he's recovering from pneumonia, so he's a very risky play on a four-game slate. We should know more after the pre-game warmups, but Randle is only an option in season-long leagues tonight. Tarik Black will lose most of his value if Randle gives it a go.
Feb 2 - 11:29 AM

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