Julius Randle Summer Mixtape (P. 2)

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sometimeswhy
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looks like we don't need a SF.

Plenty to happen before opening night, but D'Angelo, Clarkson and Kobe will probably play together, Byron said. In other words, Kobe = SF

12:13 PM - 9 Jul 2015

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Russell/Lou williams

Clarkson/ Nick Young/ Jabari Parker

Kobe/ Anthony Brown

Randle/ Nance Jr/ Black

Hibbert/Upshaw/Black

Is what our roster could look like and it looks like it might be a better line up than we'd hoped for IF Julius is really about to burst onto the scene. I believe Russell is already going to be a star from his confidence and his passing ability. This crew should be able to run the floor except for Hibbert.


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sometimeswhy wrote:
He does not have 7' wingspan and even if he did the average is around 7'2 or so he has a disadvantage in height and length. I got my T-Rex arm comment from this article for anyone who wonders where it came from. This is his only downfall to me and why I think he could struggle, but if he is as quick as the guys are saying in practice he will be like a draymond green type player without the 3 point shot until he can work on that.

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/1/2/52 ... spect-2013

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Now, the good news, starting with Kentucky forward Julius Randle. One of the knocks on Randle - fair or not - has been his lack of blocks and steals, which some have taken to be an indication of short arms. But his wingspan measured in at seven feet and while that hardly makes him Wilt Chamberlain, it is middle-of the-pack and should not hurt his stock.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2 ... leh-height

I used DraftExpress' measurement database to find players drafted in the lottery from the past 10 years with builds similar to Julius Randle. On the chart below, 9 other players are listed alongside him:

Name Wingspan (Inches)

Ed Davis 84

Kelly Olynyk 81.75

Tyler Hansbrough 83.5

Thaddeus Young 83.5

Kevin Love 83.25

Blake Griffin 83.25

Julius Randle 83

Cody Zeller 82.75

Markieff Morris 82.75

Marcus Morris 82

http://www.celticsblog.com/2014/4/7/558 ... itle-uconn

Do you think that extra .25" is what makes the difference for Blake Griffin and Kevin Love? Two of the best power forwards in the game have sub 7 foot wingspans as well.

So if you just want to read an article and say this guy may not be all that because of his wingspan then I suggest you look at the two guys I put in bold font.


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sometimeswhy wrote:
Hahaha man I don't think Julius Randle is anything these LTBer's thinks he is. Seriously comparing him to Blake griffin who is freakishly athletic and explosive(something Randle is not) and Kevin Love who has great footwork, and a great jump shot(something Randle is also lacking) You guys forget the things that make them great even ZBo as an undersized 4 is very strong. I hear mixed reports about Julius Randle and I don't believe the good ones or the bad ones either I'm a wait and see kind of person. Just don't like to get my hopes up about players.

Year Source No Step Vert Max Vert

20XX NBA Draft Combine 32.0 35.5

20XX NBA Draft Combine 29.0 35.5

20XX NBA Pre-Draft Camp 29.5 35.0

Pop Quiz: Which one of these is Kevin Love, Blake Griffin (the freak athlete) or Julius Randle ?

When you get into the NBA with their strength training and agility training, you really don't know who is who do you? They all tested similar. Maybe you saying wait and see is the best thing you could have said because Kevin Love's footwork is something he worked on and Griffin's footwork and athleticism is something he worked on as well. The eye test with Randle shows he's fast, he's quick and agile and something I noticed but Robert Upshaw said in an interview is he can finish in the air with contact. People maybe don't realize how hard that is and it's a great thing to have because he can get into a longer guy's body and still finish.

He may be as good a these guys or he may not but f you just keep shooting him down because of an article you read then you aren't going with the wait and see approach.


sometimeswhy
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I wasn't saying that I formed my opinion off that article that's why I didn't bother to respond to anyone who said it.


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sometimeswhy wrote:
I wasn't saying that I formed my opinion off that article that's why I didn't bother to respond to anyone who said it.

No , U just posted an article about his T-Rex arms and mentioned it a bunch of times the past 2 weeks.

Wanted to trade him and saying he is not all that and will not be all that ... Nice back peddle Darrel Revis


sometimeswhy
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I said that I agreed with the article.. He said exactly what I felt if you look at Julius Randle his arms don't match his body to me in my personal opinion, and yes I definitely wanted to trade him for cousins and I think your a fool for not wanting to in all honesty but again that is my opinion. You don't know what to expect from this guy like I have said a thousand times just don't like when people make FALSE claims like "oh he's going to be great he's going to average 22/12 for his career." Lmao you people are ridiculous and get mad at me because I don't agree. Can't stand it so then yes I will be against anything you guys say about him when you make false claims like that like your just so sure that's going to happen from college play and a few highlight videos. Like I have said I seen guys that looked like MJ in high school go into the NBA and be a jamario moon. But to each his own. I'll sit back and watch from here on out and be the first to admit I was wrong if he turns out to be great. If he doesn't I'll

be the first to tell you that you were wrong too. =)


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sometimeswhy wrote:
I said that I agreed with the article.. He said exactly what I felt if you look at Julius Randle his arms don't match his body to me in my personal opinion, and yes I definitely wanted to trade him for cousins and I think your a fool for not wanting to in all honesty but again that is my opinion. You don't know what to expect from this guy like I have said a thousand times just don't like when people make FALSE claims like "oh he's going to be great he's going to average 22/12 for his career." Lmao you people are ridiculous and get mad at me because I don't agree. Can't stand it so then yes I will be against anything you guys say about him when you make false claims like that like your just so sure that's going to happen from college play and a few highlight videos. Like I have said I seen guys that looked like MJ in high school go into the NBA and be a jamario moon. But to each his own. I'll sit back and watch from here on out and be the first to admit I was wrong if he turns out to be great. If he doesn't I'll

be the first to tell you that you were wrong too. =)

Agree about Cousins, and if lakers could have traded Randle and some fillers for Cousins, he'd be in Laker jersey right now, and if anybody thinks lakers wouldn't have done that trade, your fooling yourself. But as far as Randle goes, I like his work ethic and it seems he's starting to shoot a lot better, which was my biggest problem with him coming out of college. Arm thing does bother me so much.


sometimeswhy
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kkennon1 wrote:
Agree about Cousins, and if lakers could have traded Randle and some fillers for Cousins, he'd be in Laker jersey right now, and if anybody thinks lakers wouldn't have done that trade, your fooling yourself. But as far as Randle goes, I like his work ethic and it seems he's starting to shoot a lot better, which was my biggest problem with him coming out of college. Arm thing does bother me so much.

The arm thing doesn't bother me so much either it's just another thing to add onto my list of reasons to why I wanted to trade him for cousins. I don't think he is going to suck or be a terrible player. I just don't think he's going to be as great as guys are saying and wanted to move him for someone who is already proven to be great if the situation arises. People take what i am saying as pure hate for the guy when I have not seen him play yet. They make their opinions about him and get mad when I don't agree because my opinion isn't with the majority.


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Listen bro, every player has potential. Some will reach it and some won't. A lot of guys can jump high or shoot well but can't do other things.

This kid "has" ( key word) , a ton of different skills needed to be a damn good player. The NBA is a grown man league. The kid is already a grown a** man. Add his skills with that and he's already ahead of everybody.

I've watched a lot of basketball in my 40 years ... And this kid is a can't miss prospect ( he always has been) ... Minus a fluke injury , kid would have balled out last year.

Let's take a kid like McClemore from SACTOWN... Kid is a sick athlete, with a crazy vertical and great NBA body .Was a high lottery pick if I'm not mistaken. Scouts were all fired up on him before the draft saying he's the next so and so. Kid hasn't done jack yet, and who knows if he ever will. RANDLE was and is more of a complete player then that kid and it's not even close.

I trust my eyes... RANDLE will be a future all star a bunch of times... Take that to the bank


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I am not saying who will or won't be an Allstar, because its dam tough to make Allstar team in the West. Cousins and Lillard only made the team because of injuries. However I see our trio of

Clarkson/Randle/Russel

Developing just like, (maybe not as good, but not a lot of ppl saw these other trio's being what they are now.)

OKC: Durrant / Westbrook / ibaka

GSW: Curry / Thompson / Green

I think Lakers are on a perfect track to developing a good team and they have us in the hunt for the next 10 years. How long was GSW and OKC down for until they became contenders? 20+ years, i dunno something like that. Lakers have only been down for 2 years plus another 2 until they are ready. So maybe, just maybe it takes us 5 years to rebuild. A lot better then any other team i heard of.



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