January 19, 2019, 1:04 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle put up a valiant effort as the Pelicans fell to the Blazers on Friday, posting a well-rounded line of 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with nine boards, four dimes, one 3-pointer, a steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.
The cash counters were a welcome bonus from Randle who is averaging just 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game on the season. He's been soaring since joining the starting lineup, so we'll have to watch his positional battle with Nikola Mirotic, who had 13 points, three treys, three boards, two assists and two blocks, closely.
January 17, 2019, 1:13 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle had issues with foul trouble on Wednesday, which limited him to 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three triples in 22 minutes.
Randle did well whenever he was on the court, hitting 6-of-8 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line, but availability was the big issue tonight. Niko Mirotic was also excellent tonight, which likely played a part. The line itself was fine but if you were wondering about the minutes, there you go.
January 15, 2019, 1:00 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle scored 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting with six rebounds, five assists and a steal on Monday.
Randle's move to the starting lineup looks like it's going to stick as he can do a myriad of things with or without the ball. There's a lot of movement between him and Anthony Davis and it helps to have another player that can put the ball on the floor and create for AD.
January 9, 2019, 11:04 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle finished Wednesday's win with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists, logging 27 minutes after briefly leaving the game with an apparent leg issue.
Randle hobbled his way to the bench but didn't miss much time. His line was rather ordinary tonight, his 9-of-9 free throw shooting excepted, and it'll be interesting to see how much he's slowed by the return of Nikola Mirotic. It's not going to be enough to slide Randle out of the middle-rounds, but a sell-high deal isn't the worst idea in the world depending on what you can get for him.
January 9, 2019, 8:56 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle limped to the locker room on Wednesday but quickly returned to the Pelicans' bench, likely to have his ankle re-taped.
The locker room trip was very brief so there doesn't look like there's anything to be concerned about here. Randle has been great in recent games and the return of Nikola Mirotic (sprained ankle) will be putting a dent in his value moving forward.
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January 7, 2019, 10:45 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle was a rebound shy of recording another double-double on Monday night and ended up with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting with nine boards and two assists.
Randle has been beasting it up lately, with three double-double performances and four games with 20 points or more over his last five, so tonight was a bit of a low-end performance. Nikola Mirotic (ankle) is expected back very soon, so their rotation situation should be something to watch closely in the near-future.
December 31, 2018, 10:49 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle scored 33 points on 13-of-23 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with 11 rebounds and three assists over 38 minutes in the Pelicans' 123-114 win over the Wolves on Monday.
Randle has enjoyed the high-water mark of his season if we're being realistic, as Nikola Mirotic has been out and Anthony Davis was out in this one tonight. Both he and Jrue Holiday (26 points, four rebounds, nine assists) have been getting all they can eat and the return of Mirotic will help with efficiency and also help keep them from burning out.
December 29, 2018, 10:29 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 23 points in Saturday's 104-108 loss, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 10-of-19 shooting.
For the first time in what feels like forever, it's not a lock that Anthony Davis or Jrue Holiday finishes every single night as New Orleans' best fantasy option. Holiday was still excellent with 20-6-9 and a triple-one while Davis scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, three steals, a block and two triples on 6-of-13 shooting. It's not often that AD takes the fourth-most shots on the team, and he played 39 minutes, so we'll chalk this one up as a fluke. Must be nice to turn that in on your off nights. All three of these Pelicans are must-start options, of course.
December 28, 2018, 11:04 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle started out Friday’s game slow but finished with 22 points, 12 boards and two assists in a home win over the Mavs.
Randle shot 9-of-19 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line and despite putting up the counting stats, his value has really taken a hit over the last few games due to his bad shooting (40.6 percent). He’s top 70/95 in 8/9-cat for the year and that looks to be par for the course unless he can expand his stat-set.
December 26, 2018, 11:28 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle didn't paint a masterpiece on Wednesday night but still ended up with 23 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a triple.
It was good to see Randle deliver three cash counters and hit 11-of-13 from the line on a night where he went an uncharacteristic 5-of-16 from the field. He should get back to his more typical production in the next one and is cruising without Niko Mirotic (ankle) around to cap his minutes.
December 22, 2018, 1:12 amJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle efficiently scored 21 points on Friday thanks to 9-of-16 shooting from the field with eight rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot.
Randle is holding the fort while Nikola Mirotic remains sidelined and has been performing well as an interim starter. We might see him challenge for that starting job even upon Niko's return, a positional battle that's one to watch for sure.
December 21, 2018, 9:08 pmNikola Mirotic - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle (ankle) will play on Friday while Niko Mirotic (ankle) will not.
This will make the fourth game in a row that Mirotic misses and it’s been a rough few weeks for Niko owners. His underperformance due to being banged up makes him a good buy-low candidate.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
December 21, 2018, 1:49 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Alvin Gentry is expecting Julius Randle to play on Friday.
Randle's reportedly not at 100 percent, but it's not surprising that he'll tough it out for a game against his old team. Darius Miller will head back to the bench if Randle is plugged into the starting five, and even if he's limited he's earned a spot in all lineups. Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor will lose time among the bench group.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
December 18, 2018, 12:51 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle (sprained ankle) will not play on Wednesday night.
It's a big blow to the Pelicans, who are already suffering from Nikola Mirotic's ankle injury. With Randle out it'll force the team to go smaller around Anthony Davis, which means more work for Solomon Hill, Darius Miller and Wesley Johnson. Cheick Diallo becomes the first true big off the bench while Jahlil Okafor gets one step closer to seeing the court. It's not an inspiring group for fantasy value.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter