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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 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

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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

Julius Randle (illness) will be available for Monday against the Knicks.

The timing of Randle's illness is pretty bad here with the Lakers on their Grammy trip. Randle did go through practice on Sunday, but the Lakers say they are still undecided on his role for Monday. The Lakers have three games this week, so Randle isn't a slam-dunk start in weekly leagues at less than 100 percent. If he's limited, it'll be Tarik Black picking up most of the minutes, but Larry Nance looks like the pickup to make with his upward trend.
Feb 5 - 1:57 PM

Julius Randle (illness) sat out of Friday's game vs. Boston.

He was "available" to play, but the Lakers didn't even update him until the end of the first quarter. He now gets a couple days of rest to get ready for Monday's game vs. the Knicks. If he's good to go, Larry Nance could lose some of his momentum.
Feb 3 - 11:43 PM

Julius Randle (illness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Randle missed two straight games earlier in the week as he dealt with pneumonia, before returning to action on Thursday night. However, he was limited to just six minutes of playing time in Thursday's loss to the Wizards. Thus, even if Randle is cleared to play again on Friday, it would be risky to trust him. Tarik Black will see an uptick in minutes if Randle is limited and/or does not play.
Feb 3 - 1:01 PM

Julius Randle (illness) returned on Thursday against the Wizards, playing just six minutes with two points, two rebounds and one turnover.

Randle's doctor and medical staff had him shut it down for a few days due to pneumonia, and coach Luke Walton said the team will limit him for now. The Lakers play again on Friday night, so he almost certainly be limited again in Boston. His fantasy owners can probably hope for better production on Monday in New York or Wednesday in Detroit. He'll be a must-start player when he's back to normal.
Feb 2 - 10:02 PM

Julius Randle (illness) will be limited on Thursday vs. the Wizards.

To be clear, Randle will be active but is not a lock to play according to coach Luke Walton. He's still not 100 percent as he's recovering from pneumonia, so he's a very risky play on a four-game slate. We should know more after the pre-game warmups, but Randle is only an option in season-long leagues tonight. Tarik Black will lose most of his value if Randle gives it a go.
Feb 2 - 11:29 AM

Julius Randle (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.

He did not play on Tuesday and was ruled out on Monday. Randle was cleared to resume basketball activities on Monday and the team will likely know more after Thursday's morning shootaround. If he's out, Tarik Black should pick up most of the minutes, but the Lakers did go smaller on Tuesday with more Luol Deng at the four to open up wing minutes. Randle was playing well before dealing with pneumonia and would be a must-start player once he's back to 100 percent.
Feb 1 - 2:46 PM

Julius Randle (pneumonia) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

While he did not practice on Monday, he has been cleared to return to the team and resume basketball activities. If he looks good at Wednesday's practice this means he could have a chance to play on Thursday vs. the Wizards. Tarik Black and Larry Nance will pick up his minutes on Tuesday, while Ivica Zubac will hopefully get another extended look.
Jan 30 - 10:33 PM

Julius Randle (pneumonia) did not practice on Monday.

Randle said he was feeling better on Sunday and that he'd be re-evaluated today (Monday), but him not being cleared for practice isn't a great sign regarding his status for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Tarik Black will have another opportunity to start with Larry Nance and Ivica Zubac seeing extended minutes with the second unit. Stay tuned.
Jan 30 - 3:50 PM

Julius Randle (pneumonia) said he was feeling better on Sunday and he'll be re-evaluated on Monday.

Randle missed Thursday's game with the illness, but there's a chance that he'll be able to return to action for Tuesday's game against Denver after having a full five days off to rest up. Owners can expect to get another update on Monday, and if he is able to get back on the court Tuesday, Tarik Black will return to the bench and there won't be as many minutes available for guys like Larry Nance and Ivica Zubac.
Jan 29 - 3:09 PM

Julius Randle (illness) has pneumonia and will be restricted from all activities for the next 2-3 days.

He is going to have a follow-up exam on Monday to see how he's feeling. The Lakers are off until Tuesday to face the Nuggets, but it would still seem unlikely for Randle to be able to suit up for that game. The Lakers only have three games, so Randle's fantasy owners almost have to bench him unless there is good news on Monday afternoon. In the meantime, Tarik Black should soak up his minutes, but the fantasy beneficiaries look like Ivica Zubac and Larry Nance. Both Zu and Nance are worth strong options as pickups in standard leagues.
Jan 28 - 2:56 PM

Despite being available to play, Julius Randle (illness) not only didn't start, but didn't play against the Jazz on Thursday night.

The Lakers decided to play it safe with Randle tonight, so Tarik Black got the start. The Lakers don't play until Tuesday so Randle should be OK for that one. His starting job is clearly safe and he'll be a popular play on Tuesday, assuming he's good to go. Watch the Rotoworld news feed on Tuesday to make sure Randle's a go, but it would be a real surprise if he isn't in the starting lineup against the Nuggets.
Jan 27 - 3:01 AM