Randle appeared in and started 64 games for the Knicks during the shortened 2019-20 season. He averaged 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 32.5 minutes. Randle's 622 total rebounds ranked ninth in the NBA before the March sports stoppage. He shot 46.0 percent from the field, hit a career-high 1.0 threes per game at a 27.7 percent clip and shot a career-high 73.3 percent from the free-throw line. On Dec. 23, the power forward scored a season-high 35 points, to go with eight rebounds and two assists during a home loss to the Wizards. On Dec. 26 during a road win over the Nets, Randle set a new career high with five made three-pointers. In that game, he also had 33 points (14-26 FG, 5-9 3Pt), eight rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes. Randle's other single-game season highs were 18 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks. Arguably Randle's best overall performance of the season occurred Nov. 18 against the Cavaliers. Across 32 minutes, he posted 30 points (12-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block with just one turnover. It was one of Randle's eight 30-point games. He also had seven games with at least 15 rebounds and 11 games with at least five assists. Plus, he accumulated four games with at least three steals and 16 games with at least one block.2018
The 2018-19 season was Randle's age 24 season and his fifth in the league. He played 73 games, drawing 49 starts. He played 30.6 minutes per game, the most of his career, and made strides as a scorer, averaging a career-high 21.4 points. He did so while shooting 52.4 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from three and 73.1 percent from the charity stripe -- the latter two signifying career marks. He ranked top-20 in the NBA in two-point field goals (504), free-throws made (356), points per game and rebounds per game (8.7). In the 42 games that he saw at least 30 minutes, he averaged 25.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Arguably his best performance of the season took place during a 12-point loss to the Trail Blazers on Mar. 15. Randle scored a career-high 45 points (20-34 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-11 FT), and racked up 11 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 42 minutes. That performance was one of his 31 double-doubles. Randle also had one triple-double on the season.2017
In technically his fourth NBA season, Randle blossomed into arguably the Lakers' top offensive weapon. He played in all 82 games for the first time in his career, picking up 49 starts and averaging 26.7 minutes per contest. The former Kentucky Wildcat tied with Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma in Los Angeles in scoring (16.1 points per game) and led the team in rebounding (8.0 rebounds per game). He also registered a career-high 55.8 field goal percentage. Randle's advanced stats also provided evidence of his growth. His 60.6 true shooting percentage and 18.8 efficiency rating were both top marks for his career. The former lottery pick got better as the season wore on as his per game scoring average increased each month from October to March. Randle excelled after the All-Star break, ranking 16th in the NBA with 9.4 rebounds per game while notching 19.5 points per contest. Overall, he placed among the top 20 in the Association with 28 double-doubles. On Feb. 23, Randle recorded 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in his lone triple-double of the season during a victory over Dallas. In another outstanding performance, Randle scored a season-high 36 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out seven assists in a win over Cleveland on Mar. 11. Altogether, he tallied double-digit points in all but 13 contests in which he played. His 654 total rebounds ranked 17th in the NBA.2016
The 2016-17 season was Julius Randle's third with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 22-year-old appeared in 74 games, logging 73 starts, and he dramatically improved his shooting accuracy. Randle shot 48.8 percent from the field this season, after posting a 42.9 mark during the 2015-16 campaign. On Nov. 15, Randle registered a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the Nets. On Jan. 3, Randle dished a career-high 11 assists as part of a triple-double during a win over Memphis that also included 19 points and 14 boards. On March 7, Randle registered his third triple-double of the season with 13 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists in a loss at Dallas. On March 15, Randle exploded for a career-high 32 points, plus eight boards, during a loss at Houston. His 636 total rebounds ranked 20th in The Association. Randle finished the season with 18 double-doubles and 29 games with 15 or more points scored.2015
Technically, the 2015-16 season was Julius Randle's second in The Association. However, Randle suffered an ugly broken leg in his first professional game after only 14 minutes of action on Opening Night of the 2014-15 campaign. That ended his rookie season before it really began. Randle would bounce back impressively during his sophomore campaign. The 21-year-old averaged a double-double of 11.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game through 81 games (60 starts). On Dec. 2, Randle grabbed a then-career-high 19 rebounds in a win at Washington. On Jan. 29, Randle scored a career-high 23 points, to go with 14 rebounds, in a loss to the Clippers. On March 25, the big forward registered his first career triple-double with 13 points, an astonishing 18 rebounds and 10 assists in a loss to the Nuggets. On April 6, Randle established a new career high with 20 rebounds in a loss to the Clippers. Randle finished the season with 34 double-doubles and scored 15 or more points 25 times. His 829 total rebounds ranked sixth in the NBA.2014
Julius Randle was selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Kentucky product made his NBA debut on Opening Night, Oct. 28. The rookie came off the bench and played just under 14 minutes before suffering a tibia fracture in his right leg. The ugly injury forced the 20-year-old to miss the remainder of 2014-15 season. The Lakers finished with a record of 21-61 and missed the playoffs.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
July 13, 2014Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers
July 8, 2018Signed a two-year agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans. The second year of the contract is a player option.
June 16, 2019Declined player option for 2019-20 season with the Pelicans. Enters free agency.
July 8, 2019Signed three-year contract agreement with the New York Knicks.