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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 turned the ball over five times on Friday vs. the Raptors, finishing with eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes.
The Lakers were blown out by 33 points and Brandon Ingram was the only starter who played heavy minutes. Randle shot 4-of-8 from the field and this was his second game in a row with five turnovers, but to be fair he did have 13 points and 20 rebounds in his previous game. Larry Nance is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Memphis with a knee contusion, so Randle will have a higher floor if Nance sits. Dec 2 - 10:32 PM

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Julius Randle (hip) notched 13 points, a career-high-tying 20 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes of action vs. Chicago on Wednesday.

Randle played 21 minutes on Tuesday and admitted that he isn't "pain-free", but his performance tonight puts to rest any concerns about his health. He's averaging 13.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks this season, while shooting 53.8 percent from the field, and his playing time (27.3 minutes) should only increase as the Lakers prioritize player development.
Nov 30 - 11:52 PM

Julius Randle (hip) will play Wednesday vs. the Bulls, as expected.

It's the second leg of a back-to-back set, but Randle was only on the court for 21 minutes last night, so there was never much doubt about his status for Wednesday's game. Go ahead and get him active.
Nov 30 - 6:57 PM

Julius Randle (hip) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

Randle returned from a three-game absence on Tuesday, but only logged 21 minutes in a start, so he should be good to go for the second leg of the back-to-back tonight. Owners can expect to get official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Nov 30 - 1:39 PM

Julius Randle (hip) hit 6-of-9 shots for 12 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists in 21 minutes on Tuesday night.

Randle returned to action after missing three games and did not appear to be rusty. He recorded his fourth double-double of the season and shot well from the field. He did not appear to suffer any setbacks and should play the normal amount of minutes on Wednesday against the Bulls.
Nov 29 - 10:49 PM

Julius Randle (hip) will start Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, sending Thomas Robinson back to the bench.

Tuesday will be the first game of a back-to-back set for the Lakers, so there's a chance Luke Walton monitors Randle's minutes as he gets on the court for his 22nd birthday. Robinson could fall out of the rotation entirely with Randle back in action, and Larry Nance's playing time will take a bit of a hit. Randle is a must-start guy in all season-long settings, although he's a bit of a riskier option in DFS due to the potential for him to have his minutes held in check.
Nov 29 - 6:38 PM

There's a "good chance" that Julius Randle (hip) will suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, according to Lakers' beat reporter Mike Trudell.

Trudell is intensely reliable, and Randle was a full participant during shootaround, so owners can probably go ahead and plug him into their active lineups for tonight's game. With Randle back in action, Thomas Robinson will return to the bench and Larry Nance will likely see his minutes reduced to the mid-20s. As a side note, today is Randle's 22nd birthday.
Nov 29 - 5:51 PM

Julius Randle went through a full shootaround Tuesday morning, but the Lakers will still wait to reevaluate him prior to the start of Tuesday night's game vs. New Orleans.

The Lakers play back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then also on Friday and Saturday. Thus, it's safe to assume coach Luke Walton will closely monitor Randle's minutes even if he does start. Larry Nance, Thomas Robinson and Brandon Ingram would be the likely beneficiaries if Randle doesn't play. Check back prior to tip for an update.
Nov 29 - 12:59 PM

Luke Walton said he's hopeful that Julius Randle (hip) will be able to return sometime during the Lakers' upcoming four-game road trip.

Randle was limited to non-contact work during Monday's practice, and he's being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans. The Lakers have two back-to-back sets coming up, Tuesday in New Orleans, Wednesday in Chicago, Friday in Toronto and Saturday in Memphis, so there's certainly a chance he'll be rested during one of those back-to-backs. Thomas Robinson and Brandon Ingram have alternated as starters sans Randle, but Larry Nance has been the primary beneficiary.

Julius Randle (hip) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

Randle didn't make it through all of Saturday's practice, so this isn't a big surprise. He's now missed three straight games and owners should consider him questionable to play vs. New Orleans on Tuesday. Luke Walton has yet to announce who will start in place of Randle, but Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance are the obvious options.
Nov 27 - 7:52 PM

Updating a previous item, Julius Randle (hip) was limited in practice on Saturday.

The team wouldn't allow Randle to return to practice after he was cringing during the session, but he was doing a lot of individual work following that. With that, Randle is shaping up to be questionable for Sunday against the Hawks. If he is out, Brandon Ingram would likely start again while Larry Nance has a better chance at minutes.
Nov 26 - 4:19 PM

Julius Randle (hip) and Nick Young (toe) were back at practice on Saturday.

Randle has missed the last two games with a hip pointer, but it sounds like he'll be a go for Sunday against the Hawks. It'll be interesting to see what the Lakers do with Brandon Ingram, who appears to be earning more playing time. Randle is a hold in all leagues.
Nov 26 - 3:53 PM

Julius Randle (hip) and Nick Young (toe) will not play against the Warriors on Friday.

This will be Randle's second game out of the lineup with his hip pointer. He is only day-to-day and has a chance to return to the lineup for Sunday against the Hawks. For tonight, Brandon Ingram should get a big boost in playing time even if he isn't the starting small forward while Larry Nance should play more than his 18 minutes from Wednesday -- Nance could start, too. The Lakers shooting guards will be busy tonight.
Nov 25 - 8:48 PM

Julius Randle (hip pointer) is listed as doubtful to play Friday vs. Golden State.

Randle's nagging hip injury doesn't appear to be improving, so the Lakers may choose to rest Randle to in hopes of it calming down. Brandon Ingram started for the Lakers on Wednesday and played over 34 minutes, scoring 16 points. Ingram could be a sneaky DFS play if Randle is out again on Friday.
Nov 25 - 1:57 PM

Julius Randle (hip) is questionable for Friday's game against the Warriors.

He did not play on Wednesday and was only ruled out almost two hours before the game, so Randle is shaping up to be a game-time decision. There has been some talk of the Lakers wanting to play Brandon Ingram more and the rookie logged 34 minutes with a career-high 16 points during his start on Wednesday. Ingram is trending up as a pickup, especially while Randle is out. Randle's owners should hold tight with this only as a day-to-day injury.
Nov 24 - 5:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jose Calderon
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Lou Williams
2Jordan Clarkson
3Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac