Julius Randle Rumors

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Julius Randle
Julius Randle
Position: F
Born: 11/29/94
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $8,641,000
Gentry echoes the same sentiments, as does Julius Randle, who spoke to Basketball Insiders beforehand about what it’ll take for the Pelicans to get back on track. “I think we’re addressing issues that need to be addressed, mainly on the defensive end,” Randle told Basketball Insiders. “We’re just trying to find a breakthrough where we can put some wins together. I feel like we’ve been pushing and pushing, and it’s gonna come. “We haven’t really been able to put a string of wins together. Been unlucky with injuries and all that type of stuff, but we gotta find a way to put some wins together. We know we can score the ball. We’re gonna do it through the defensive end. If we do that, we’ll be fine.”
But Zubac held his own, establishing an early rhythm with LeBron James and connecting on his first five field goal attempts. Zubac went on to finish with 16 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double since Feb. 15. Zubac punctuated the performance with a block on both Davis and Randle in the fourth quarter. The second of which was particularly satisfying. “It felt really good. He’s been bullying me in practice since I got in the league,” Zubac said.
As for the start, Zubac drew from the 11 made as a rookie, though also conceded Friday’s game brought about different pressure and feeling given the Lakers are now contending to make the playoffs. So he leaned on messages and advice McGee sent via text message. “He was preparing me for this, and it really helped me,” Zubac said. “He told me to get our film guy to pull up all the videos on how players made Anthony Davis and Julius miss. That really helped. In the first half Julius got to the middle a few times but I think I did a better job in the second half of keeping him out of the paint.”