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Lakers hope Julius Randle's shooting accuracy is trending upward

Lakers hope Julius Randle's shooting accuracy is trending upward

It wasn't the greatest accuracy for a power forward, but the Lakers hope it's an upward trajectory.

Julius Randle made five of 12 shots (41.7%) Sunday against Utah, a change from the previous four games when he made only three of 23 (13%).

The end of a trend? Tough to tell.

"I don't think he's lost confidence. I think he's just frustrated," Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Sunday. "This league, everybody, they watch tape and they scout. What they're doing right now is just laying back and letting Julius take the jump shot, which we want him to do when he has a good look at it. And then when he doesn't, he's bringing it to the...

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