CALIFORNIA
Check out the new California section

Topics

Mitch Kupchak
Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start
Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start

Rookie power forward Julius Randle gave arguably his best performance of the preseason on Sunday, helping the Lakers rally back from a 22-point deficit against the Utah Jazz while scoring eight points with five rebounds in just over 20 minutes. "I thought Julius came in and played great in the second half," said Coach Byron Scott after the 98-81 victory. "His effort was great." Scott has challenged Randle through the exhibition season -- playing him less than 11 minutes in the team's previous game against the Jazz -- while calling for a more consistent effort from the Kentucky product. "His communication on the defensive end was much, much better,"...

Loading