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Lakers' Julius Randle continues on upswing as a starter

Lakers' Julius Randle continues on upswing as a starter

Someone had to try to grab all the wacky caroms off the Lakers' many misses. Julius Randle was up for it.

The 19 rebounds he took Monday in a duck-and-cover loss to Indiana were emblematic of a young career bouncing the right way lately.

He has 21 double-doubles, more than any second-year player, and is showing increased confidence in his midrange game as his accuracy improves.

"He's been pretty locked in lately and that's a great thing," Lakers Coach Byron Scott said. "He's maturing. He's really starting to understand this game and understand some of the things that he can do on a night-to-night basis. I love where he is right now."

Randle is...

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