Lakers’ Julius Randle Has Long Way to Go to Reach Potential

February 2nd, 2016 by Michael Pina Leave a reply »

Through the first 50 games of his NBA career, Los Angeles Lakers power forward Julius Randle has established himself as one of the league's most enigmatic prospects. 

What's his ceiling? Left-handed Paul Millsap? A faster, bouncier Zach Randolph? 

What's his floor? Below-the-rim Kenneth Faried? A smaller, less athletic Blake Griffin who can't shoot, pass or see the floor as well?

With just a little over half a season's worth of evidence—inside a regressive environment—Randle remains a total mystery. 

Since returning to full strength, after breaking his leg 14 minutes into his "actual" rookie season last year, we've seen a physical marvel whose imposing strengths and glaring weaknesses contrast and complicate. 

Randle is one of the best young rebounders in NBA history. He's also one of the least efficient young forwards of the three-point era, with defensive effort and awareness that shifts from play to play.

On such a terrible team, with so much being asked of him on a possession-by-possession basis, Randle has no time to develop on his ow ...

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