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March 18, 2019, 11:19 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle thrived against the Mavs on Monday, flirting with a double-double with 30 points on 14-of-24 shooting, adding nine rebounds, four dimes, two 3s, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.
Randle has been a steady source of production as the Pelicans go through the motions of finishing off the 2018-19 season. He should hold steady as a mid-round play. Deploy him with confidence.
March 16, 2019, 10:37 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle followed up Friday's career performance with 21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a steal on Saturday against the Suns.
Randle predictably slowed down with Anthony Davis back in the lineup, but you're not going to find many players upset with this output. Davis logged 22 minutes and had 15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and a block.
March 15, 2019, 11:20 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle had a career-night in Friday’s 122-110 loss to the visiting Blazers, scoring 45 points on a ridiculous 20-0f-34 from the field, adding two 3s, 11 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, two steals and seven turnovers in 42 minutes.
The seven turnovers and his 3-for-11 from the line take some of the shine off that line, but not much. Randle has averaged over 30 points a game over his last three with massive usage as Anthony Davis (rest) and Jrue Holiday (abdominal strain) continue to miss games. Hopefully, he can keep it up for owners battling in H2H playoffs.
March 8, 2019, 10:30 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle was an effective facilitator in the post for the Pelicans in Friday's loss to the Raptors with seven assists, while adding 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting and seven rebounds.
Given the Pelicans' recent injuries, Randle should be in for a strong finish to the season. While he's not the most defensively proficient of big men out there, Randle does help in the assists category with his 3.0 assists per game this season.
March 4, 2019, 11:26 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle scored 30 points on 10-of-23 shooting while adding eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block on Monday
Randle had a huge sequence late in the fourth quarter, taking the ball straight to the teeth of Rudy Gobert and dropping in a tough layup followed by swatting Gobert's attempt at an answer on the other end. He's been dropping big lines regularly and with Anthony Davis' diminished role we can expect a huge finish for Randle.
March 3, 2019, 1:15 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle delivered 28 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in Saturday's comeback victory over the Nuggets.
Randle's putting a career year together and will continue to post big lines with Anthony Davis playing less and less. He went 10-of-20 from the field but just 5-of-10 from the line to take some shine off this game, though fantasy owners will probably take the diversity of this line and sleep well tonight.
February 28, 2019, 1:47 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle played a team-high 40 minutes and put up 35 points with six rebounds on 11-of-22 shooting in a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Randle is a top-70 value on the season and he should only improve since his minutes are increasing as Anthony Davis' minutes are decreasing. If he continuously sees minutes in the upper-30's, Randle could be a league-winning fantasy piece as he should put up big numbers for the rest of the season.
February 21, 2019, 7:53 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Interim GM Danny Ferry said that the Pelicans will give more playing time to impending free agents over the rest of the season.
That's great news for Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton, and a commendable player-friendly move from the Pelicans in a season that could've completely gone off the rails (and still might). You didn't need any extra incentive to put Randle into lineups but this does tip the scales if you were on the fence about adding Payton in the wake of his return from an ankle sprain. Further down the depth chart, this might also be good news for Jahlil Okafor and Stanley Johnson. They're much dicier plays, and Johnson isn't going to hit standard-league radars regardless.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
February 14, 2019, 10:26 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle led the Pelicans in scoring on Thursday with 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting while adding 11 boards, six assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers.
Randle's been playing well with Anthony Davis (shoulder) out of the lineup and it looks like that run might continue. Keep him out there as he's now an integral part of the Pelicans offense.
February 10, 2019, 12:46 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle scored 21 points off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies, hitting 7-of-13 shots (0-for-3 3PTs, 7-of-11 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.
Randle emerged as a big winner during the trade deadline and as long as he is healthy he should be a solid top-50ish player.
February 8, 2019, 7:55 pmJahlil Okafor - C - New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Wolves.
Anthony Davis will also make his return to the lineup and will be starting so we’ll get our first chance to see how Okafor looks with both Davis and Julius Randle active. We’re not expecting much, though he has a chance of maintaining some value if Anthony Davis’ playing time is reduced.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
February 6, 2019, 11:35 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle scored 31 points with seven rebounds on 10-of-18 shooting in 31 minutes off the bench in a win over the Bulls on Wednesday.
Randle was at the center of trade rumors, but the Pelicans let him play in this one and held out Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic. He is just outside top-70 value this season, but with the Pelicans potential trades his value could improve. Keep an eye on potential deals that could free up more minutes and opportunities for Randle. He is a solid middle-round guy regardless of trades at this point in the season.
February 6, 2019, 7:00 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle (right ankle sprain) will play in Wednesday's game against the Bulls but will come off the bench.
Randle is a potential trade option ahead of tomorrow's deadline but he could be in for a big second half if he stays in New Orleans. If that happens, and if Randle returns to the starting lineup as expected, he might supplant Julius Randle unless the Pelicans sacrifice spacing and start the two bigs together. That would bump either Solomon Hill/Darius Miller out of the starting five, depending on who the starter du jour is with the Pelicans mixing and matching lately. Randle's minutes are being monitored tonight but he's good to get back into lineups just the same.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
February 6, 2019, 2:28 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle is unlikely to be traded before Thursday's trade deadline and he could even be a long-term option for the Pelicans, per Will Guillory of The Athletic.
Randle has been good for the Pelicans this season and he has the potential to be much, much better without Anthony Davis. Randle is still only 24 years old and he's averaging a career-high 19.9 points and 9.3 rebounds on 54.4 percent shooting in 29.6 minutes. He's reportedly getting close with the coaching/training staff in New Orleans and the Pelicans seem to be considering him as apart of their plans for the future.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter