Mitch Kupchak On Julius Randle: ‘He’s Going To Get Minutes’


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Heading into his rookie year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle will likely get playing time right out of the gate. GM Mitch Kupchak alluded to Randle getting time on the floor next season during the introductory press conference with the team on Monday, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the immediate future of the team, Randle could have a chance to be a starter in the frontcourt next season. Obviously, the Lakers brass will do everything within their power to bring in LeBron James and or Carmelo Anthony and that could change Randle’s role on the team, but it seems clear that he will get considerable minutes in his first year in Los Angeles.

— Lakers Nation Summer Sale Is Here! Get 32% Off Orders More Than $20! Use Code: #TheFuture —

During his freshman year with the University of Kentucky, Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game along with shooting 50.1 percent from the floor. Randle was one of the main reasons the Wildcats were able to make their run to the National Championship game against the University of Connecticut.

Unfortunately for Randle, Kentucky lost to UConn a few months ago, but the freshman made enough of an impression to merit being a lottery pick in this year’s NBA draft. Randle turned a lot of heads during his individual workout with the Lakers leading toward the franchise rolling the dice on the 19-year-old with the seventh overall pick last week.
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Mitch Kupchak On Coach Search And Free Agency


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Metta World Peace Defends His Style Of Play Following Flagrant 2 Foul

According to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times, Metta World Peace is…

Lakers News: Dwight Howard Will Not Be Ready for Training Camp

After the Los Angeles Lakers officially acquired six-time All-Star Dwight Howard last…

Lakers Schedule: Top-10 Games To Look Forward To In 2017-18 Regular Season

The Los Angeles Lakers’ 2017-18 schedule has finally been released and everyone can now circle the dates that they are looking forward to most…

Lakers News: Nick Young Discusses Kendrick Lamar

Nick Young has drawn a great deal of attention on and off…