Julius Randle Discussion: Unrestricted FA

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  1. fabfourlakers

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    I think the fact that Luke Walton is still texting with Jules tells me there's a real chance that we can get Randle back next summer...which I wouldn't be opposed to at all.

    Another guy that's going to be an FA? D'Angelo Russell. Watch Lakers spend all their cap on Russell and Randle in the summer if we get nobody lol
     
  2. sirronstuff

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    that would be unprecedented lol
     
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    Per the Kamenetzky bros:

    He directly points to Rob and the new FO, which is kinda telling. I'm really interested to hear what stuff Mintz relayed to Jules during negotiations.

    Someone should explain to Jules that he was a restricted free agent and we picked up his option implying that we valued him (ie 12.4m caphold) over cap space. Again look at what the dubs are doing to their restricted FA in McCaw. The dubs GM, Bob Myers, was also a player agent at one time, just like Rob. But we didn't do you like that Jules. Hope he understands that.

    What's crazy is how fast Jules's attitude changed once we got Bron...I mean it was only months earlier where he was saying stuff like this:

    What changed?
     
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    Nothing really. He wanted to play with Lebron but his priority has always been getting a long-term contract, or at the very least, a well-defined role. The FO had other plans. So he moved on and he's happy that he did. That's all there is to it.
     
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    I’m predicting Randle is going to have a big game against us tomorrow night.... I will guess he gets 25 points/15 rebounds on 60% field goal shooting.

    Seems to be the trend that ex-Laker Magic Johnson castaways torch us (Clarkson, D’Lo)...,
     
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    Is he going to play? Even if he did I doubt he'd have a big game recovering from an ankle injury.
     
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    I predict at least 1 offensive foul bullyius style lol

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    Better late than never...thx for the shoutout, Bullyius!
     
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    that headband looks fantastic being worn like that....

    :Crazyartest:
     
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    He’s keeping the door open on a possible return
     
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    hope so. when the top FAs re-up this summer, there may be a deal to be struck.
     
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    Wow, no kidding. That's a shocker. Not the "Shocker". Where's @sirronstuff ? That was a hilarious day on LB.

    :Laugh:
     
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    Did his usual workman like job during the first half in the paint...petered out in the second. Had his expected one offensive foul in a game. Tossed something into the scorers table, walked off without shaking hands with his former mates.
     
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    Did hellbent Paula duck us in free agency?
    Did Trev want to be traded back home to LA, but ducked us too, coming to terms with Phx just barely over half an hour into free agency?
    Did Jules, who was a restricted free agent, ask out of his "restricted" situation to get a de facto 1 yr deal with the Pels, even shedding his bird rights (which would have allowed Nop to easily offer him a long-term deal) and took on a dubious-defined role of bench player forced into the starting spot due to injuries (kinda like last year with us). What da duck are you seeing?!?

    I don't know bro... There's clearly more to this story and I don't know why you keep ducking it haha.

    Anyways, I do hope Jules does get paid by someone next summer...but in terms of this year alone, his agent cost him and really cost all of his other clients money & overall happiness (Trev wanted LA and wanted a 3yr 50m deal with Htown; Paula knows nearly all of LA hates her now and could have gotten a 35% max with a 1+1 deal but idiotically accepted a 3+1 30% max deal; Jules has a new family and still doesn't have a long-term deal and instead of the Bron hoopla, he now has to deal with the #LAD hoopla; DLo just saw BK commit to someone other than himself and based how restricted free agency has gone the last few summers, ain't really going to see anywhere close to the max he is eligible for).

    Anyways y'all know my stance on this, so I'll do the same as Mintz and duck out from this discussion again...

    #IfItWalksLikeADuck...
     
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    Yeah, perhaps you should make a Mintz thread :D
     
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    With how poorly Draymond has been playing, I could see GSW try to replace him with Randle. They'd be able to retain Durant as well.
     
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    Randle is instinctively a ball stopper, that doesn't fit with GS IMO. He isn't pass first and he likes to put the ball on the floor before passing the ball and that's not a good fit. Randle works best with a team where he can handle the ball quite a bit and be a go-to option because he scores at a very efficient rate. With Durant and Curry he won't get enough touches offensively to stay happy.

    Green has been awful at shooting but his biggest plus points are

    a) he plays defense without requiring touches on offense. His D is self-motivated and his level of engagement is not related to the amount of touches. This is extremely rare among all-star players and usually only reserved for players who suck on offense and try to make a living on D (Ball, Beverley, Sefolosha, Roberson etc.).


    And the other plus point is that he doesn't look to shoot first. He gets the ball and instinctively looks to move it. These 2 factors have made him an all-star in the GS system.
     
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    I'm not debating who's a better player or fit. It's a matter of how much Draymond will demand from the Warriors. His goal is to win DPOY to be eligible for the super max. If you ask me $40M for Draymond or $15M for Randle, you know who I'm going with.

    And the Warriors could use a player that beasts in the paint. Not to mention Randle is a great passer and rebounder. He's a viable replacement is all I'm saying.
     

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