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Julius Randle gets qualifying offer from the Lakers

Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America

Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America

Important Los Angeles Lakers roster news, and no, it’s not about LeBron. Today, the Lakers extended a qualifying offer to Julius Randle, making him a restricted free agent. With free agency starting on Friday, the Lakers will now have the opportunity to match any offer Randle receives.

Randle is coming off his fourth — and best — season as a pro, in which he averaged 16.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. He finished 10th in the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting 55.8 percent from the floor. He also somehow ended up in the winner’s circle after Justify won the Belmont and Triple Crown, which I think has to count for something:

Whether or not Julius is actually a Laker next season will depend on what happens with LeBron James and Paul George, but even if they use up their cap space, he’ll have plenty of other suitors.


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2 Comments for Julius Randle gets qualifying offer from the Lakers

  1. BigBlue4EverUK
    7:30 pm June 27, 2018 Permalink

    I would love to keep Randle, but it’s just not going to work out contract wise who we are tryin to get.

    • damage_control
      9:05 pm June 27, 2018 Permalink

      He’s the lakers best or 2nd best player behind maybe Ingram. It’d be pretty stupid to let him go. Don’t give me Kuzma or Lonzo being their 2nd best player. It’s easily Randle and Ingram and then everybody else. If the Lakers hadn’t been jacking around with his playing time early in the season he’d prolly have averaged 18 & 10.