December 18, 2019, 12:34 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle will miss Wednesday's practice with a sore left leg.
The Knicks just played last night and are off until Friday, so this may just be precautionary. Despite the counting stats, Randle isn't delivering the value he did last season when he shot 52.4 percent from the field. If Randle has to miss any games, Bobby Portis would see a bump in usage.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
December 17, 2019, 10:22 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
On a day where trade rumors began to surface, Julius Randle bullied the Hawks for 17 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action in Tuesday's win.
Fantasy GMs invested middle-round picks in Randle this year but he's been a major disappointment, sitting with top-150/230 value (8/9-cat) thanks to .446 from the field on 14.3 attempts, .671 from the line on 5.5 attempts, 3.0 turnovers and 0.8 combined steals and blocks per contest. The popcorn numbers are still there at least.
December 17, 2019, 8:29 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Steve Popper of Newsday is reporting that it is believed the Knicks would be open to moving Julius Randle, though he has his contract locked in for next season.
The Knicks are trying to balance playing their veterans and increasing the value of those assets while developing their young players in the middle of a disastrous season. Randle is averaging 17.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists, while shooting 44 percent from the field and 26 percent from behind the arc. He has played better after the coaching change in New York but his percentages and high turnovers are still hurting owners.
December 15, 2019, 11:09 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle went for 20 points (8-of-19 FG, 3-of-3 FT), nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.
Randle is showing some signs of settling into a slightly more efficient version of himself. He had just one turnover and shot a perfect 3-of-3 from the line. Less is more when it comes to Randle's fantasy game. The Knicks have been competitive this week and perhaps that will encourage Randle to stop forcing things on the offensive end.
December 14, 2019, 12:46 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle finished Friday's 103-101 victory over the Kings with 26 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three triples.
It is starting to feel like Randle isn't even trying to record defensive numbers these days. You take the good scoring and rebounding numbers, but his upside remains capped as long as he puts up zeroes on the defensive side.
December 12, 2019, 1:28 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle finished Wednesday night with another double-double to his name, tallying 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
Randle has been a disappointment for owners this season. We all know he can score and rebound, but another night with out any defensive stats continues to hurt his stock. Randle is going to need to pick it up to be standard league relevant again.
December 7, 2019, 11:07 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled on Saturday with 16 points (6-of-18 from the field) and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes.
Randle failed to hit a three and shot 4-of-6 from the line which displays why he has failed to produce standard-league value this season. The points and rebounds are good for Randle, but the .436 field goal percentage and .662 free throw percentage along with minuscule defensive stats and high turnovers outweigh the positives.
December 6, 2019, 5:45 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Shams Chararnia of the Athletic is reporting that the Knicks have promoted assistant coach Mike Miller to the interim head coach position, where he will replace the fired David Fizdale.
Best of luck to Miller, as turning things around in New York will be no easy task. The Knicks set the bar awfully low thus far, so at least he has that going for him. As for fantasy, the Knicks remain a mess. Mitchell Robinson is a buy-low candidate, Marcus Morris is a sell-high candidate, Julius Randle is an inefficiency monster with plenty of counting stats, and RJ Barrett puts up numbers but needs to round out his free-throw shooting and turnover numbers. This team has a lot to work out so don't bank your season on any of these guys.
Source: The Athletic
December 6, 2019, 4:01 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that head coach David Fizdale has been fired by the New York Knicks.
So ends a brutal run for David Fizdale, going 21-83 over the course of two seasons. You can't really blame him for this team's failure though. Fantasy wise, the Knicks have been getting blown out rapidly of late. Keeping the games semi-competitive should give the starters more consistent minutes. This could be good news for youngsters like Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox, as the focus could shift to youth development under a new head coach. Under James Dolan's watch anything can happen though, it is hard to expect any major fantasy prospect to emerge from the shakeup.
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris was back in action on Thursday, scoring 10 points with two boards, two assists, a block and two triples.
He missed time due to neck spasms, but was back on the floor tonight. Morris went 4-for-13 from the field and 2-for-9 from deep. The Knicks got nothing out of Julius Randle (six points, four rebounds, four assists) and Bobby Portis chipped in 10 points, four boards and a block but this situation is just putrid all around. Morris has the starting gig and almost unlimited leash so as long as things stay this way he should be able to float near his top-75 value on the year.
December 3, 2019, 12:06 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle had a team-high 19 points (5-for-12 FGs, 9-for-11 FTs) with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes in an 88-132 blowout loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Randle's five field goals tied for the most on the Knicks tonight in this laugher, so there's not a lot to take from this game other than the fact that the Knicks are still a mess. Randle is still struggling to get back to standard league value.
December 1, 2019, 6:15 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle lead the Knicks in scoring with 26 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in Sunday's loss.
Randle has been one of the few consistent players in the rotation, but isn't grabbing rebounds at the rate we were hoping for. The Knicks will continue to be a headache as the season progresses.
November 29, 2019, 11:13 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle had 22 points on 6-of-13 from the field and 9-of-13 shooting from the line, adding 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer, four assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Sixers.
Randle is a sell-high guy, considering the Knicks are a mess and coach David Fizdale is the most fantasy-unfriendly coach in the league.
November 27, 2019, 10:38 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes on Wednesday.
Randle was all over the court in the first quarter but ran out of steam once the Raptors took the lead in the second stanza. He's currently a top-140/230 (8/9-cat) option on the year thanks to horrific percentages that hearken back to his Laker days. Randle's lines were more bark than bite back then, so fantasy managers might be in tough this year. There's nothing out there that makes us think the Knicks will design a cohesive offense that can help Randle's efficiency.
November 24, 2019, 9:53 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle was his usual up-and-down self on Sunday, as he dropped 15 points (6-of-10 FG and 2-of-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in defeat against the Nets.
It was uncharacteristic for Randle to only take 10 field goal attempts, but even when he shoots well from the field you can still count on Randle to struggle from the line, turn the ball over and deliver zeros in steals and blocks. He is stuck on a lousy team and it is unlikely he gets traded elsewhere to give him better opportunities so you are going to have to deal with these types of performances. Plan the rest of your roster accordingly.