Is this what Lakers fans want to see? Julius Randle just getting his ASS into the PAINT and manufacturing BUCKETS? Because that’s what I want to see. I want to see big asses making balls go in holes. I don’t want to see Randle taking softie Euro jumpers or otherwise being soft.
You would think that Capela or Nene or someone would’ve been able to handle him, but nope. He went in there and did his thing with little resistance, especially in the first quarter. Foul trouble eventually took him out of his groove, but before then we were treated to a Giannis-esque scoring show. Maybe not as graceful, maybe not as ridiculous, but just as effective. Even the rest of his statline was Giannis-esque: 15 rebounds, 6 assists.
Now that we have determined that Randle is the American Giannis, can he please get traded to a team that doesn’t actively marginalize him? Not the Bucks though. Our paint would never get unclogged if he came here.