More than anybody, he knows his touch is lacking.
"Right now I just need to work on my pace. I get in the game, and I get amped up, going fast, and sometimes I rush my shot," Randle said Tuesday after an extra 45 minutes of work. "I'm not sticking to my fundamentals, my technique I've been working on. It's slowing down my shot."
Randle worked briefly on another area of his game. Teams have figured out that he relies heavily on his left hand, so he worked on some up-and-under post moves Tuesday in which he finished with his right hand.
Randle is shooting only 40.5% in his first full
It would be one thing if he had as many three-point attempts as New Orleans big man
Randle does well in the rebounding department, averaging 9.4 in only 26.4 minutes a game, but his shaky shot keeps him from scoring more than his 10.6-point average.
The extra work will eventually pay off, he hopes.
"It helps me a lot to feel confident," Randle said.
Nick Young punched the air in excitement.
"For real?" he said Tuesday after being told his alma mater, USC, was ranked in the top 25 for the first time since November 2008.
"I'm happy to see the guys hop back up," he said, adding that he attended the Trojans' 103-101, four-overtime victory over
Young left USC in 2007 as a junior after the Trojans made the Sweet 16. He is the program's sixth all-time leading scorer.
"I laid the groundwork for
USC is 15-3 overall and tied with
LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
Where: Staples Center.
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Records: Lakers 9-34,
Record vs. Kings: 0-2.
Update: Sacramento is in pursuit of a playoff spot, half a game behind eighth-place
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