December 30, 2019, 11:45 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
The Knicks' coaching staff has given Julius Randle fewer point forward responsibilities and he's since thrived as a traditional power forward.
Over the past two weeks, Randle is a top-40 asset in 9-cat leagues, averaging 24.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and two threes per game on much-improved FG and FT shooting. He's still averaging only 46% from the field and 70% from the line with a career-high in turnovers, but the new role should help him play closer to the basket while reducing his ballhandling responsibilities. Dating back to his Laker days, much had been made about Randle's ability to be a point forward — at one point even drawing forced comparisons to Draymond Green — but that wishful thinking never translated into winning basketball. No one will take one look at Randle and think "that's a point guard." Randle is at his best as a bruiser in the paint and he's finally beginning to return value for managers who invested an early middle-round pick in the journeyman. This could be a sell-high moment for the Knicks' prized free agent signee.
Source: NY Post