October 18, 2019, 11:15 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle shouldered the offensive load to score 20 points and added nine rebounds, five assists, one assist, one block and four treys in Friday's 116-117 loss to the Pelicans.
Randle is the clear number one option on offense for the Knicks as put attempted 19 shots from the field. He has been working on his 3-point shooting all offseason and showed some fruit with 4-of-8 shooting from three. He may not produce many defensive numbers but expect some big offensive numbers from Randle this season.
October 16, 2019, 11:40 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle lead the scoring charge for the Knicks in their loss to Atlanta on Wednesday, finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks.
Randle has proven himself to be the most reliable player on New York's roster and it doesn't seem to be particularly close. He's as safe a bet to produce where he's being taken in drafts as any player on the Knicks' roster.
October 11, 2019, 11:37 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle scored 14 points, along with eight rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and three pointer in Friday's 99-115 loss to the Wizards.
Randle has been working on his 3-point shooting and was 1-of-3 from 3-point land. He is primed to be the leading man on offense for the Knicks this season. You can rely on him to provide points, rebounds and decent assists for a big man.
October 7, 2019, 10:04 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle dished out five assists but also had four turnovers in addition to his 11 points (5-of-11 FGs), seven rebounds, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes in his debut for the Knicks on Monday night.
There's been talk of Randle continuing his distributing ways as a point-forward this season. He's certainly got that in him, and the Knicks will likely need him to exceed his 3.1 assists per game from last season if they want to have much success.
October 2, 2019, 8:48 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Knicks coach David Fizdale was asked on Tuesday if he'd play bigger lineups this season and he sounded open to it.
“I can put a lot of different guys on the floor, this year I feel like we've got so much versatility I can mix in different lineups.” Fiz talked specifically about playing Randle at the five, something that will obviously have an impact on Mitchell Robinson’s minutes as well. The frontcourt situation in New York is one that fantasy managers should avoid until we have a crystal clear idea about the distribution of minutes. Still, Fizdale’s past suggests that a steady rotation won’t be established any time soon and with a brand new set of toys it’s more likely that he continues to shuffle and experiment with his players.
August 27, 2019, 9:41 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle has been working on his 3-point shooting this offseason trying to build on last year’s success with the Pelicans.
Randle shot a career-high 34.4 percent from beyond the arc last season on 2.7 attempts per game. Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry encouraged him to shoot from the perimeter and the results were encouraging. The Knicks will need all the help they can get this year and it’s likely that David Fizdale gives Randle the green light to continue expanding his game.
August 3, 2019, 10:45 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle has withdrawn from Team USA training camp due to a family matter.
Randle was added to the roster as a replacement about a week ago and had a good shot to make the team so hopefully all is well with him and his family. Training camp is set to begin on August 5 with the training camp roster now down to 15. The final 12-man roster for the World Cup in China will be announced on August 17.
Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter
July 27, 2019, 10:13 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
According to Marc Berman of the NY Post, Bobby Portis will be coming off the bench and the Knicks will look to start Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.
Portis envisions himself to be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. He averaged 14.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 39.3 percent from 3-point range last year but may find it difficult to improve on those numbers with Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Marcus Morris and Taj Gibson also competing for minutes in the front court. Randle and Robinson are expected to take the bulk of the minutes as the starters.
Source: NY Post
July 23, 2019, 1:57 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle and Jaylen Brown have been added to the Team USA training camp roster.
The superstars on the original invite list are dropping out rapidly these days, so Team USA is replacing them with younger players who might not have otherwise had a shot at representing their nation on the largest stage. Both Randle and Brown figure to take on larger roles for their teams this season, and hopefully this selection will be a good first step to what is hopefully a big season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 5:35 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have officially announced the signings of Julius Randle, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton and Bobby Portis on Tuesday.
Randle is expected to start at PF as the big-ticket free agent signing, while Payton will compete for a starting job and Portis should see a hefty dose of backup minutes at the four and five. Ellington had a strong finish with the Pistons and could compete for a starting wing job. Coach David Fizdale was pretty unpredictable with his rotations last year, but we can't imagine Taj Gibson taking too many minutes away from the trio of Portis, Randle and Mitchell Robinson.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 7:41 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle and the Knicks have reached an agreement on a three-year, $63 million deal.
The Knicks looked to be in pole position for Randle over the last few days and ended up landing him. It's not a ton of term, but it is a lot of money, not that the Knicks had anyone else to spend it on. Randle's got a fun game and should put up some gaudy lines with the Knicks, and he's a great fit next to Kristaps Porzin– never mind. If Randle can keep his field goal percentage north of .500 he'll be a solid middle-round player with upside for more on the talent-starved Knicks. New York holds a team option on the final year of the deal, per Chris Haynes.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 1:21 amJulius RandlePF, New Orleans Pelicans
SNY's Ian Begley cited executive sources on Saturday that claim the Knicks are reportedly in a "strong position" to land unrestricted free agent Julius Randle.
Apparently Randle has canceled a planned meeting with another team, which could point to him feeling good about working out a deal with one of his first suitors. The Nets, Kings and Bulls have also been mentioned as possible landing spots but most reports paint the Knicks as frontrunners.
June 29, 2019, 8:09 pmJulius RandlePF, New Orleans Pelicans
As per Jordan Schultz, Julius Randle is expected to have a strong market when free agency comes around, with as many as four teams interested to sign the big man.
Randle is coming off a career-season in 2018-19 with averages of 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists on .524 shooting from the field. It's therefore no surprise that the Nets, Kings, Knicks and Bulls are interested. The Nets and Knicks offer a roster favorable for his upside at the moment but obviously, the FA situation is still fluid at this point.
Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 5:30 pmJulius RandlePF, New Orleans Pelicans
The Bulls are expected to indicate "early interest" in Julius Randle, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Randle is coming off a career year and is looking to cash in. The Bulls have plenty of space available and won't be in the mix for max players, so there's definitely a fit salary-wise if Chicago can get in on Randle before other teams pivot off the top players. It would be a pain for fantasy players however, as Randle joining a frontcourt that already features Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. would put a cap on each player. The Knicks and Nets are also interested in Randle, and we'll hear about more suitors in the coming days.
Source: The Athletic
June 25, 2019, 3:46 pmJulius RandlePF, New Orleans Pelicans
Per Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Pelicans forward Julius Randle and the Knicks have mutual interest as free agency approaches.
The Pelicans drafted their PF of the future in Zion Williamson last week, and will seemingly let Randle walk in free agency as they are unlikely to pay him what he deserves. After a productive finish with the Lakers in 2017-18, Randle had to settle for a one-year deal from the Pelicans last summer. After another productive season on an expiring contract, it looks like at least one franchise is ready to invest in Randle as their PF of the future. Randle averaged 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 0.9 threes to boot this past season and makes for a good mid-round selection in drafts next season if he finds himself in a similar role.
Source: The Undefeated