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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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Lakers strength coach Tim DiFrancesco said Julius Randle has been working "a lot on movement and hip mobility" this summer.
"His hips are strong but sometimes tight, so that was a focus," DiFrancesco said. The strength coach added that Randle has been a gym rat this summer with plenty of focus on quickness. Reading between the lines here, it sounds like Randle will play the vast majority of his minutes at power forward under coach Luke Walton. He's only a late-round flier for now. Sep 24 - 10:04 PM

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Julius Randle had all seven stitches removed from his right hand on Monday.

He cut his hand on Aug. 29 and is expected to tape his middle and ring fingers together for about a month. The Lakers will start their training camp on Tuesday and start their preseason action on Oct. 4. With coach Luke Walton taking over and possibly wanting more athleticism at the four, Randle could lose some minutes to Larry Nance.
Sep 21 - 3:18 PM

Luke Walton praised Julius Randle for the progress he's made with his jumper.

Randle and Larry Nance have been working on extending their range, and you can expect both to continue developing that area as time moves forward. From a schematic standpoint, the Lakers are going to look like a completely different team under Luke Walton, and that's not exactly a bad thing given how atrocious they looked at times under Byron Scott.
Sep 17 - 2:42 PM

Julius Randle (hand laceration) has been cleared to begin shooting.

Randle needed seven stitches to close a cut between the webbing of his right middle and ring finger on Tuesday, but he's expected to be fully recovered within the next two weeks. Randle should see a lot more opportunity running in Luke Walton's system this upcoming season, so he'll be someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day.
Aug 31 - 1:53 PM

Julius Randle suffered a laceration to the webbing between his right middle and ring fingers, and he will be re-evaluated in 14 days.

The cut required seven stitches to close, but this minor injury has absolutely no chance of impacting his status for training camp. Randle will have every opportunity to excel in Luke Walton's up-tempo offense, so he'll be someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day.
Aug 30 - 3:04 PM

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

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

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