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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
Contract: view contract details

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Restricted free agent Julius Randle said he loves it in Los Angeles.
"It’d be amazing to be here, and hopefully both sides can come to something," Randle said. It was a tale of two seasons for Randle. In the last 12 days of December, he was benched to play under 12 minutes in two games. However, he really picked it up in 2018. Randle is a bit of a mystery because the Lakers may have high hopes this summer. Apr 12 - 6:40 PM

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Lakers coach Luke Walton said that he won't play Julius Randle and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope many minutes in Wednesday's finale.

No surprise here as the Lakers look ahead to the offseason.
Apr 11 - 9:15 PM

Julius Randle managed to post 20 points with 10 rebounds over 33 minutes in Friday's 113-96 loss against the Timberwolves.

Randle posted 5-of-11 from the field while going 10-of-10 from the free-throw stripe. He added two assists with five turnovers, so it wasn't the most efficient night for Randle. Still, he has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all formats this season, and he might just be scratching the surface. Next up is a visit against the Jazz and their strong defense on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 7 - 1:58 AM

Julius Randle went for 18 points with 10 rebounds across 40 minutes in Friday's overtime loss against the Bucks.

Randle struggled a little with his shot, hitting just 5-of-13 from the field, but he was a solid 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed three assists with a steal and a blocked shot. Randle is working on a career-high streak with five double-doubles, averaging 20.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game during the impressive stretch. Next up is a visit from the defensively-challenged Kings on Sunday. He is averaging 16.0 points and 11.7 rebounds in three meetings against Sacto this season.
Mar 31 - 2:21 AM

Julius Randle racked up 20 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. Dallas on Wednesday, making 7-of-10 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs in 33 minutes.

Randle has now scored 20+ points with 9+ rebounds in nine consecutive games. For perspective, only five players have recorded longer streaks since the 2013-14 season -- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Karl-Anthony Towns, DeMarcus Cousins, Pau Gasol and Kevin Love (twice). Randle will likely have a harder time maintaining that production with Brandon Ingram back in the lineup, but he's still on a tremendous roll to finish his 2017-18 campaign. He won't come cheap in fantasy leagues next season.
Mar 29 - 1:38 AM

Julius Randle scored 23 points to go with 11 rebounds, one assist and five turnovers vs. the Pistons on Monday.

He's still allergic to blocks with just a total of five in March, but Randle continues to be a monster on offense and on the glass. He's now scored 20+ points in 11 out of 13 March games with eight games of at least 10 rebounds. His ankle tweak from Saturday's game obviously didn't bother him and his fantasy owners can look forward to deploying him three more times this week. Kyle Kuzma added 20 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two triples for the Lakers.
Mar 26 - 10:02 PM

Julius Randle rolled his left ankle in Saturday's road win against the Grizzlies, but the good news is that he did not need X-rays after the game.

The fact he did not need any X-rays or additional tests after the game is good news. He'll have until Monday in Detroit to rest before he is needed again. The Lakers have four games on tap for the upcoming week so even if he might need to rest for one game, he is still a must-start fantasy option for the upcoming week. If he were to sit Ivica Zubac might see a lot more run.
Mar 24 - 10:54 PM

Julius Randle posted a 23-point, 10-board double-double during Thursday's loss to the Pelicans, adding two assists, one block and two turnovers through 35 minutes.

Randle struggled through the first half, largely due to foul trouble, but he turned it around after halftime and did an admirable job of attempting to contain Anthony Davis. Isaiah Thomas finished 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (2-of-2 from the line) to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound, two assists and an unfortunate six turnovers in 26 minutes off the bench.
Mar 22 - 11:20 PM

Julius Randle had 21 points, nine boards, three assists and a steal in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

He's scored at least 21 points in five straight games and is averaging a ridiculous 26 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and is shooting 63 percent from the field over his last five games. And it's nice to see him, Kyle Kuzma and Brook Lopez all flourishing together for the Lakers.
Mar 19 - 9:45 PM

Julius Randle scored 25 points (9-of-17 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs) with 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes vs. the Heat on Friday.

Randle has now scored 20 or more points in four straight games for the first time in his career. It's no coincidence that he's done this without Brandon Ingram (groin), as Kyle Kuzma can't steal his minutes when he's playing mostly SF and Randle's touches go way up without the second-year forward. Ingram is now considered day-to-day, but Randle's owners should continue to ride him as he makes his case for a monster payday as a restricted free agent this summer.
Mar 17 - 1:38 AM

Julius Randle notched 22 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday, making 8-of-10 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs with two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

In the midst of his best stretch in the NBA, Randle said he's "numb" to rumors that L.A. will jettison him in favor of two max free agents this summer. Randle admitted it would be "tough to say no to L.A.," and coach Luke Walton heaped praise on him, saying, "[H]e's playing unbelievable basketball ... He's a matchup nightmare." The Lakers can match any offer in restricted free agency, so ultimately the ball is in their court. Expect him to keep increasing his value while Brandon Ingram (groin) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) are sidelined.
Mar 15 - 1:42 AM

Julius Randle had another strong game on Tuesday vs. Denver, scoring 26 points with 13 rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes.

He was coming off a career-high 36-point effort vs. the Cavaliers and kept his foot on the gas tonight. Randle hit 11-of-17 shots, but it wasn't all good as he was 4-of-7 from the free throw line with four turnovers. His floor is much higher these days because Kyle Kuzma is playing small forward with Brandon Ingram sidelined, so Randle is locked into big minutes for at least one more game -- Ingram will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
Mar 14 - 1:18 AM

Julius Randle scored a career-high 36 points vs. the Cavs on Sunday, making 14-of-18 FGs and 8-of-10 FTs with 14 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one steal.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said afterward, "[Randle] was pretty special ... The crazy thing is, I still think he can be better." Randle feasted against the Cavs' decimated frontcourt tonight, but that doesn't undermine what he's done over the past dozen games with averages of 21.3 points (60.7% FGs, 75.0% FTs), 9.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks. Best of all, he's a monster for owners in both category- and points-based leagues.
Mar 12 - 12:39 AM

Julius Randle (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

Randle didn't play much in the fourth quarter of his last game because coach Luke Walton said he was a little under the weather, but he's reportedly feeling better and should see his normal allotment of minutes.
Mar 9 - 6:34 PM

Julius Randle posted 12 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes on Wednesday, as the Lakers defeated the visiting Magic 108-107.

Randle has made at least half of his shots in 12 consecutive games. That efficiency has powered him to top-40 value in recent weeks, and he shows no signs of slowing down -- if anything, his usage should increase until Brandon Ingram (hamstring) returns.
Mar 8 - 1:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Gary Payton II
5Andre Ingram
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Josh Hart
3Alex Caruso
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
PF1Julius Randle
2Kyle Kuzma
3Travis Wear
C1Brook Lopez
2Channing Frye
3Ivica Zubac
4Thomas Bryant