July 15, 2020, 4:22 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
In his first season with the Knicks, Julius Randle led the team with 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 turnovers in a career-high 32.5 mpg on his way to 86/137 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats.
Randle had the stats that impress casual fans but he hurt fantasy GMs with his percentages (.460/.277/.733 splits) as well as his defensive stats (1.1 combined steals and blocks). Randle has had better shooting seasons but he has never produced on the defensive end with a career average of 1.2 defensive stats in 29.2 mpg. Randle is under contract for next season and can be expected to be leaned upon heavily again as the Knicks continue to rebuild. However, make sure to remember Randle's statistic limitations come next draft season.
May 29, 2020, 4:03 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Part of the Knicks' off-season thinking is to shape the roster around RJ Barrett, and it unclear where Julius Randle will fit in those plans.
Barrett and Randle have similar offensive styles, as they typically have an advantage relying upon their strength to attack the basket, but neither has a component deep ball at this stage in their careers. As Barrett is the younger option it makes sense that the Knicks want to sign shooters to give him more space to operate with. Randle's lousy percentages and turnovers has made for a disappointing season with the Knicks thus far, and Barrett will also need to make some strides in the shooting department to become a 12-team asset. Randle is under contract for next season is owed at least $4,000,000 in 2021-22.
April 11, 2020, 6:15 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Marc Berman of the New York Post speculates that Leon Rose will consider trading Julius Randle or decline picking up the latter's contract option for the 2021-22 season.
Randle signed a three-year, $63 million deal with the Knicks last summer, though the third and final season is obviously not his call. There's been some rumored discontent with Randle's ball dominant play style, especially as it hinders the development of the other young Knicks. The big man was shooting a ghastly .277 from deep this season, and unless that improves — he shot .344 last season but had never been better than .278 in the previous three seasons — a trade could be a hard sell.
Source: New York Post
March 11, 2020, 10:39 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle put up big numbers in Wednesday's 136-131 overtime win over the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 33 points (13-22 FG, 3-6 3PT), 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Randle's been up and down this season, but this was definitely an up for him. He contributed in all categories and shot efficiently as well.
March 8, 2020, 10:24 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled in a win over the Pistons on Sunday with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Randle shot 7-of-14 from the field and 7-of-9 from the stripe in a team-high 33 minutes of action. He also added three steals, one assist and one 3-pointer to the stat sheet. He has had a rollercoaster fantasy season and is really only useful for points and rebounds at this point.
March 6, 2020, 10:40 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle went 5-for-10 from the field and 2-for-2 at the line to finish Friday's game with 12 points, eight rebounds, three turnovers and nothing else that was of value.
Randle had a rough outing in this one, but he's really known to be more of a points-and-boards guy. He's shown he can pass the ball in his Pelicans days, but those are a hazy, distant memory at this point.
March 4, 2020, 11:09 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle's 32 points (12-21 FG) and 11 rebounds came up short on Wednesday with the Knicks falling to the Jazz 112-104.
Randle can score and grab rebounds, but he'll need to find ways to contribute in other areas to take his game to the next level. He is sitting outside of the top-150 on the season and will either need to continue scoring 30+ points a game or tacking on stats in other categories to break into the top-100. At this point, we aren't sure which is more likely.
March 2, 2020, 9:36 pmTaj GibsonPF, New York Knicks
Taj Gibson scored eight points with 10 boards, two assists and a block on Monday.
The trio of forwards absolutely clobbered the small-ball Rockets on the glass tonight. Each of them had a solid game and took full advantage of their size, but tonight was definitely an outlier in terms of fantasy production. Bobby Portis came off the bench and scored 15 points with five boards, a steal two blocks and two triples and Julius Randle had a huge night with 16 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and a block.
February 27, 2020, 9:57 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle led the Knicks with 30 points in 38 minutes to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists on Thursday night.
Randle scored his 30 points on 18 field goal attempts and this is kind of the best-case line for a guy who just doesn't contribute defensively. We'll take lines like this when they come, but Randle has a very specific skillset that may not be as helpful as the popcorn numbers look. He should still be a top-100 option as the primary scorer on this woeful Knicks team.
February 25, 2020, 12:20 amMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson rejected five shots to go with 10 points (4-of-5 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes in a loss to the Rockets on Monday.
Robinson might feel like a forgotten player that just barely gets enough minutes to keep on a roster. But after this game, he's up to fifth-round value for the season in 9-cat leagues and nearly a third-round player over the last month in just 22 minutes per game. You know the rest: If he get a few more minutes, he can be a monster. Not quite as fantasy-friendly was Julius Randle and his double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds in 28 minutes on Monday.
February 12, 2020, 10:58 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled with 21 points (9-of-18 shooting), 13 rebounds, one trey, one assist and one block in 38 minutes on Wednesday.
Randle has found his way since Marcus Morris left town and is now posting top-60 value in 9-cat over the last week. The Knicks' offense is flowing smoother now that Randle is the single go-to scorer. He should be able to finish with top-75 value for the second-half stretch.
February 9, 2020, 9:36 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle put up 35 points on 13-of-25 shooting with 18 boards in a 140-135 loss to the Hawks on Sunday.
Randle played 48 minutes and added three assists, one steal and one block to the stat sheet. Randle’s value is starting to improve and he remains a worthy asset in standard formats. He is a great scorer and rebounder. However, expect minimal defensive stats and 3-pointers.
February 6, 2020, 9:59 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle led the Knicks to a win on Thursday with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.
When the shot goes down, Randle is a winner on a day-to-day basis. He's a good scorer and rebounder in principle, but the percentages have been a killer all season. In a points league that doesn't penalize for poor efficiency, Randle can pile up boards and points.
February 3, 2020, 11:42 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Kevin O'Connor reports that the Knicks and the Hornets have discussed Julius Randle in trade talks.
If Randle can make his way to a team that's set up for his success like the Pelicans were last season, he could make a big jump after the deadline. A large chunk of the league will be discussed by Thursday's trade deadline, so don't assume anything like this is happening. Just be prepared to adjust.
Source: Kevin O'Connor on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 6:50 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle (right quad contusion) will start Monday's game.
Randle was questionable yesterday but is ready to go. He played very well on Saturday, piling up 16 points and 18 rebounds.
Source: New York Knicks on Twitter