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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
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Julius Randle pledged to work like a "beast" in the offseason.
Beast Mode is apparently back in two spots in Cali. Randle said he will try to develop his jump shot and keep working on his finishing at the rim, particularly with his right hand. Randle was below the league average within eight feet at just 55.0 percent, which is very important for him because 70.4 percent of his shots came in that range. With the Lakers not likely to have much depth up front and being at just 22 years old, Randle could be even better next year. Apr 29 - 8:55 PM

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Julius Randle played just 16 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds and two assists.

He got off to a nice start and hit 4-of-7 shots from the field, but coach Luke Walton went away from him because he picked up four fouls. If you're planning to give Randle a look in DFS on Wednesday, Randle should be in the lineup because the Lakers don't have any incentive to tank -- they will finish with the third worst record in the NBA no matter what happens on Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 12:51 AM

Lakers coach Luke Walton said Julius Randle "struggles when he wants to float around the perimeter and shoot jump shots."

"We’re fine with him shooting it. His shot has gotten a lot better," Walton added. "But we still need him to be a big man that is a vicious roller and someone that is constantly attacking the glass and putting pressure on the defense." Randle said that the game has slowed down for him this season and that he has a better idea of when to attack the rim, find his teammates or take the open shot. He's coming off a 25-point game on Friday vs. the Kings and will try to finish the season strong starting on Sunday vs. the Wolves.
Apr 9 - 10:10 AM

Julius Randle cooled off during Sunday's lopsided defeat, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

He played 27 minutes and this was a big letdown after Friday's huge all-around game. Such is life for Randle's fantasy owners, who can anticipate a bigger line vs. the Wizards on Tuesday -- in his previous 10 games, Randle was averaging 14.7 points, 0.7 threes, 10.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Mar 27 - 12:35 AM

Julius Randle lit up the Wolves for 23 points and 12 rebounds on Friday.

He hit 8-of-14 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws in 34 minutes, adding three assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples in one of his best all-around games of the season. He's always been a great points, dimes and rebounds guy, but the lack of consistent defensive stats limits his fantasy upside -- he was averaging 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals prior to Friday.
Mar 25 - 1:33 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Tyler Ennis
SG1David Nwaba
2Nick Young
3Corey Brewer
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Ivica Zubac
2Tarik Black
3Timofey Mozgov