Recently demoted to a bench role, Julius’ place amongst the young Laker core has never been more in doubt. And with the emergence of Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance Jr., there may be no more room in the frontcourt for Julius to thrive.
It’s not yet known how exactly the situation with Randle will play out. Like Woj points out, the team front-office will have to make a decision. Do they trade him and try to get a first-rounder in return, or do they hold out and wait for the summer, where he will be restricted free-agent?
With so many fascinating storylines this year, this mini-subplot will surely miss out on the front-page. But still, it’ll be interesting to see how this dynamic will play out moving forward.