January 18, 2020, 11:44 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five turnovers.
A bit of a sloppy game for Randle as he coughed up the ball five times against the Sixers. The turnovers negated the assists, as he also finished with five of those. He did not contribute any defensive statistics, so in addition to his poor efficiency from the field (5-of-13) he had a rather empty game even with the novelty of a double-double.
January 16, 2020, 10:41 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle scored 26 points (11-of-23 shooting) to go along with six rebounds and three assists in a game-high 36 minutes as the Knicks lost 121-98 to the Suns on Thursday.
Randle's stat set is a limiting factor for him for fantasy production. The percentages and turnovers are a big struggle but when those are in line, he can be a top-100 player as a volume scorer and rebounder.
January 14, 2020, 10:54 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle finished Tuesday's road loss to the Bucks with 25 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in just 27 minutes.
Randle was able to post a big line in limited minutes, and he's starting to right the ship after a brutal start to the year. He's still only a top-115/170 guy (8/9-cat) on the full season but is a much more palatable top-60/90 value over the last couple of weeks. Bobby Portis also had a solid night with 20 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes off the bench but remains more of a deep-league guy — you can definitely consider him as a short-term add while he's hot though.
January 12, 2020, 6:37 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle (personal) returned from a two-game absence in Sunday's home win over the Heat and paced the Knicks with 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.
Randle went 10-of-21 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. The volume numbers have been there, but horrific percentages have limited Randle to late-round appeal outside of punt builds. He should be due for some better output there but it's going to take a truly monstrous run for him to get close to his lofty ADP.
January 11, 2020, 2:50 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle (personal) has rejoined the team and is listed as probable for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.
Randle missed the previous two games for personal reasons, but he looks likely to play on Sunday. Randle had slowly gotten it going over the past few weeks after a horrendous start to the season, but he draws a bad matchup on paper in his return. At least we don't have to consider the possibility of streaming Bobby Portis now that Randle looks to be back in action.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 12:23 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (sprained left toe) was removed from the injury report and will play Friday vs. the Pelicans.
Robinson is coming off a disappointing performance in his last contest but will have additional opportunity on Friday with Julius Randle ruled out and Marcus Morris doubtful. Expect a bounce-back game from Robinson against the Pelicans on Friday night.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 4:50 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle will not play against the Pelicans on Friday for personal reasons.
With Randle ruled out and Marcus Morris questionable with a sore neck, the opportunity is there for Bobby Portis to be streamed in standard leagues. If Morris ends up playing, Portis might see his shot attempts decrease which could actually help his fantasy game since he shot a inefficient 5-of-17 from the field on Wednesday. Randle's next opportunity to play will come Sunday vs. the Heat.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 12:37 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle will miss Wednesday's game against Utah for personal reasons.
This could allow Bobby Portis to see more playing time. Randle is averaging 21.4 points and 10.0 rebounds over his last ten games. However, he is shooting 44.9 percent from the field compared to a career mark of 49.5 percent.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 11:08 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Several teams in touch with the Knicks recently came away with the impression that New York is not solely focused on acquiring draft picks, expiring contracts or young players.
Those teams say that the Knicks have instead shown an interest in acquiring starter-level players who can help the team in the short-term and in future seasons. This is definitely surprising because the Knicks are 10-27, tied for the third-worst record in the NBA, and the front office faces a tenuous future because of the team's poor play. It’s unclear who continues to have fantasy value in New York for the rest of the season while the trade rumors will only heat up as we move closer to the trade deadline.
January 8, 2020, 1:20 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle shot just 5-for-16 from the floor, but put up 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in a 87-117 road loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
It was bound to happen after starting the season so poorly, but Randle has turned it around pretty well over the last month, which coincides with the firing of David Fizdale. He's looking like a 21-and-10 guy with decent threes and assists for a big man. Randle looks like a safe bet to produce middle-round value for the rest of the season.
January 5, 2020, 8:10 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle deployed his standard mixed bag of tricks going for 16 points (6-of-14 FG, 3-of-6 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers against the Clippers on Sunday.
You always have to take the good with the bad when it comes to Randle. If anyone is biting sell-high the first chance you get, as the Knicks are playing more competitive basketball right now, and Randle should produce plenty of numbers as a result. It is nearly impossible that he makes his way into the mid-round value by the end of the year.
January 3, 2020, 11:49 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle finished Friday's loss with 13 points and 13 rebounds as well as three assists, a steal and two blocks.
Randle has been on the upswing with middle-round value over the last month and early-round value in the last couple of weeks, and it's been noticeably different since the Knicks have asked him to focus more on being a power forward than a primary playmaker. His 5-for-17 shooting sucks some of the wind from his sails but he's finally looking like the guy fantasy GMs were hoping to draft. It's also a definite sell-high window.
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
December 28, 2019, 11:08 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled on Saturday, scoring 30 points with 16 rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes.
Randle has been on fire the past three games with 30 points in each game. He's averaging 32.7 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting .529 from the field and .938 from the line during that stretch. Randle is still outside the top-150 on the season and doesn't offer much outside of points and rebounds. Try and sell high after this hot stretch.
December 26, 2019, 10:06 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle had his way against the Nets ina 94-82 victory on Thursday, bullying them with 33 points (14-of-26 shooting), eight rebounds, two dimes and five 3s in 35 minutes.
Randle continues to be a scoring machine but remains outside of the top-150 due his turnovers and overall vanilla stat set.