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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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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

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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

Julius Randle scored two points with one rebound and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Monday.

Yes, the Jazz can shut down even the hottest forwards. Randle put up a triple-double on Friday and made 7-of-11 from the field on Sunday. He gets another tough matchup against Miami on Wednesday, but should be better than this.
Mar 29 - 1:18 AM

Julius Randle posted the first triple-double of his career against the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 13 points with 18 rebounds, 10 assists and one block in 34 minutes.

They were heaping the praise on him after the game. Kobe Bryant said he sees Randle as a Lamar Odom in a Zach Randolph body. Randle technically isn't a rookie, but he's the closest thing to it to drop a triple-double this season. He might have a fantastic finish, especially with D'Angelo Russell (ankle) likely to miss time. Randle should be owned in all leagues.
Mar 26 - 2:22 AM

Julius Randle racked up 19 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 7-of-14 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with one assist and one steal.

Randle committed five personal fouls and he turned the ball over four times, but coach Byron Scott let his young PF play tonight, which is an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. Another good sign is that Randle's shot selection was solid tonight, with just two attempts coming beyond three feet of the hoop. He should have a field day vs. the short-handed Nuggets on Friday.
Mar 24 - 12:59 AM

Julius Randle double-doubled vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday with 13 points, 14 boards, five assists, three blocks and one steal in 34 minutes.

This was his 30th double-double of the season which is the 15th best in the NBA. Randle posted a dud on Friday with just two points in 26 minutes, but he had one of his best all-around performances of his season tonight, shooting 6-of-8 from the field and reaching a career high in blocks. The Lakers want to set him loose down the stretch, so his value is trending up.
Mar 23 - 1:43 AM

Julius Randle was ineffective during his 26 minutes of action on Friday, scoring just two points on 1-of-9 shooting to go with nine boards and one turnover.

Byron Scott said again and again after the game that there's a lack of trust amongst the first unit and that they just don't know how to play with each other, and Randle agreed with the sentiment saying: "We just faced a little adversity and we kind of go our separate ways." Randle had been playing pretty well up to this point, so owners can expect a bit of a bounce back performance Tuesday vs. Memphis.
Mar 19 - 2:41 AM

Julius Randle double-doubled in a loss to the Kings on Tuesday with 14 points, 11 boards, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

It was his 29th double-double of the season which is the 15th best in the NBA. Randle posted a dud on Sunday against the Knicks with just seven points on 2-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist and three turnovers, but he was a lot better tonight. The Lakers only play one more time this week on Friday against the Suns, but Randle should have another nice game.
Mar 16 - 1:01 AM

Julius Randle struggled in 22 minutes vs. the Knicks, finishing with just seven points on 2-of-7 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

Randle is shooting 43.2 percent from the field this season and it's easy to see why he's shooting poorly. Fully 22.7 percent of his offensive possessions come in isolation sets (fourth-highest in the NBA behind Carmelo Anthony, James Harden and Lance Stephenson), yet he ranks 171st in points per possession in isolations. Until the shot selection changes, his owners will have to live with late-round roto value.
Mar 14 - 12:35 AM

Julius Randle nearly double-doubled vs. the Cavaliers on Thursday with 15 points and nine boards in 33 minutes.

He finished 6-of-10 from the field and added one assist and two steals, but the four turnovers were a buzzkill. The story is still the same for Randle, as he continues to be a solid source of points and boards with not much else. He's a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Mar 11 - 1:29 AM

Julius Randle matched his career high with 23 points in Tuesday's 107-98 win over the Magic, adding 11 boards, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes.

For just the third time this season, the Lakers have won two straight games. Randle was a beast tonight and three of his boards came on the offensive end. He finished 9-of-16 from the field and has now recorded three straight double-doubles. He will be a nice source of points and boards down the stretch, but fantasy owners can't rely on him to help out in other categories.
Mar 9 - 1:18 AM

Julius Randle was a lone bright spot for the Lakers during Friday's blowout loss to the Hawks, scoring 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with 10 boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal.

Randle continues to rack up the double-doubles as the Lakers starting power forward, but as always, his limited contributions on the defensive end has him ranking outside the top-150 in standard 9-cat leagues. He's a more attractive guy to own in points formats.
Mar 5 - 3:08 AM

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