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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject:

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A Randle who is the best conditioned player on the floor would be a sight to see. I'm not sure that can be accomplished in just one summer, but really pumped to see if it can. The largest question to me centered around how much of a deficit has Randle been playing with? Flipping that around, the question asks how much improvement in his conditioning can he actually achieve before hitting his body's max potential? It sounds from the interview that Randle was leaving a lot on the table. If he's made up that deficit, it could really mean huge improvements in his game.



Yup I agree. I said it a long time ago, randle came into the NBA built like a football player. Those bulky muscles are good for short and powerful burst but you're gonna fatigue easily. Sure he's a beast in the paint but he's gonna get gassed easily. its similar to what happened to mcgreggor in his fight against mayweather, dude looked like a beast for 4 rounds, but eventually got gassed.

Julius has done a great job transforming his body, but that transformation didn't begin this past summer. He's been working on his endurance since he got to the NBA and he's made improvements the last two seasons. This season we will be the icing on the cake for the kid. i believe we're going to see a whole different randle this season. He's gonna be lebron-esque...maybe not numbers wise but the way he moves on the court and gets to the rim with ease. Chase down blocks and incredible motor that can be sustained.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject:

^Well, Randle may have been working on it, but, according to his trainer, he came to him with a higher BMI that most. In other words, Randle was more out of shape than many who start the process. As was explained, this is why Randle shed pounds so quickly and you noticed such a huge difference. Seems, regardless of what he did in the past, Randle was a bit behind. However, again, that could be a good thing because it means that he's still capable of that much more improvement on the floor as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject:

Listened to GT's podcast with Forum Blue and Gold and their interview with Randle's personal trainer, and now I'm fired up to see Randle play. September 30th can't get here soon enough
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject:

Julius Randle workout and motivation video by Amoila Cesar

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject:

8 pack Julius is gonna kill it this year.
Magic, you're gonna have some tough decisions next summer.

I might start calling Julius, Pulp Fiction in honor of Jules Winnfield, if he kills it like Jules.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject:

Let's hope that the physical changes will also reflect in his mental approach to the game, mainly defense and shooting. If he can improve in those 2 areas, he may be absolutely worth keeping next season.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:10 am    Post subject:

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Let's hope that the physical changes will also reflect in his mental approach to the game, mainly defense and shooting. If he can improve in those 2 areas, he may be absolutely worth keeping next season.


So if he can be KG-lite, then we consider keeping him?
Haha. This year is gonna be fun.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject:

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Let's hope that the physical changes will also reflect in his mental approach to the game, mainly defense and shooting. If he can improve in those 2 areas, he may be absolutely worth keeping next season.


So if he can be KG-lite, then we consider keeping him?
Haha. This year is gonna be fun.


Not even that. Even if he puts up something like 14/10/3, but shows improvement in overall defense (especially off ball) and shooting (32-33% from 3s, maybe 3.5 attempts a game), I'll be a happy camper.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:38 am    Post subject:

I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject:

Randle is a very special player. His physical tools are unique although his fundamentals and basketball IQ are not that great. We'll see how much he improved this summer. Anyway, really like him
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject:

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Let's hope that the physical changes will also reflect in his mental approach to the game, mainly defense and shooting. If he can improve in those 2 areas, he may be absolutely worth keeping next season.


Do you really think physical changes are possible without mental changes? One is hand in hand with the other. You can't change physically until you commit to it mentally.
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I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.


That's the spirit, piss on anything positive and embrace the negative.
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I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.


That's the spirit, piss on anything positive and embrace the negative.


I've been a fan too long to get excited about a player being in shape. Julius Randle is a basketball player. I don't give a flying (bleep) how many burpees he can do. Can he set a proper screen? Can he consistently hit a jumpshot? Is he going to pretend to make an effort on defense? If he does those things then he can look like Pig Miller for all I care.

edit: I have an interest in personal fitness, so in that regards I don't mind reading about things he's done for my own personal knowledge. But it doesn't change my opinion of Randle.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject:

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Ziggy wrote:
I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.


That's the spirit, piss on anything positive and embrace the negative.


I've been a fan too long to get excited about a player being in shape. Julius Randle is a basketball player. I don't give a flying (bleep) how many burpees he can do. Can he set a proper screen? Can he consistently hit a jumpshot? Is he going to pretend to make an effort on defense? If he does those things then he can look like Pig Miller for all I care.

edit: I have an interest in personal fitness, so in that regards I don't mind reading about things he's done for my own personal knowledge. But it doesn't change my opinion of Randle.


Staying in shape is different than increasing mobility. Staying in shape is expected, but one person on the court is going to be in the better shape, best conditioned. If that person is 240lb beast of a man, it's significant to a basketball team.

Lebron, Westbrook, Kobe weren't just staying in shape over the offseason, and their success was in large a part because of their conditioning.

It's not like he isn't working on the other things you mentioned as well, and there is obviously a correlation between being n top shape and the all the things you mentioned anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject:

So many things to be excited about this upcoming season. Please someone put me in a coma until end of October.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject:

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I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.


That's the spirit, piss on anything positive and embrace the negative.


I've been a fan too long to get excited about a player being in shape. Julius Randle is a basketball player. I don't give a flying (bleep) how many burpees he can do. Can he set a proper screen? Can he consistently hit a jumpshot? Is he going to pretend to make an effort on defense? If he does those things then he can look like Pig Miller for all I care.

edit: I have an interest in personal fitness, so in that regards I don't mind reading about things he's done for my own personal knowledge. But it doesn't change my opinion of Randle.


Being in great shape and playing a sport go hand in hand. You should care if you want him (or any other player) to perform at their best. And if you think he only got in better shape you missed the boat. He improved physical weaknesses by strengthening his core and increasing flexibility, things that will be seen in his play
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject:

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So many things to be excited about this upcoming season. Please someone put me in a coma until end of October.


You gon miss like 10 days of the season if we do that my friend
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject:

Roon wrote:
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venturalakersfan wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.


That's the spirit, piss on anything positive and embrace the negative.


I've been a fan too long to get excited about a player being in shape. Julius Randle is a basketball player. I don't give a flying (bleep) how many burpees he can do. Can he set a proper screen? Can he consistently hit a jumpshot? Is he going to pretend to make an effort on defense? If he does those things then he can look like Pig Miller for all I care.

edit: I have an interest in personal fitness, so in that regards I don't mind reading about things he's done for my own personal knowledge. But it doesn't change my opinion of Randle.


Staying in shape is different than increasing mobility. Staying in shape is expected, but one person on the court is going to be in the better shape, best conditioned. If that person is 240lb beast of a man, it's significant to a basketball team.

Lebron, Westbrook, Kobe weren't just staying in shape over the offseason, and their success was in large a part because of their conditioning.

It's not like he isn't working on the other things you mentioned as well, and there is obviously a correlation between being n top shape and the all the things you mentioned anyway.


Well if staying in shape is expected than Randle hasn't done what has been expected of him his entire nba career. He did start off injured so I'll cut him some slack. He's in shape now but I can walk into my local gym and find people in better shape than him.

But it is exciting to see Randle take the offseason serious and his shooting drills look good. He's young and I think he's becoming more mature.

We have a season to reevaluate his value. I think we could fit him in the two star plan if we strech Deng, trade Clarkson for 0 and cut our two young centers .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject:

The good news to his improved physical attributes is that he can probably bang and keep up with guys bigger/taller than him.

Obviously there is a lot more to being a good defender than just being strong or fast but having potentially both of those qualities just help here. Especially improved cardio will help him keep going over the course of the game.

Randle becoming that Small Ball Center in a death lineup where Lopez is out or having a bad game would be a huge help.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject:

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Ziggy wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
I don't really care about the physical fitness. Every pro athlete is supposed to stay in shape in the offseason. It's their job. All I care about is whether he improved as a basketball player or not. He has too many weaknesses. He needs to show dramatic leaps in his skillset this year.


That's the spirit, piss on anything positive and embrace the negative.


I've been a fan too long to get excited about a player being in shape. Julius Randle is a basketball player. I don't give a flying (bleep) how many burpees he can do. Can he set a proper screen? Can he consistently hit a jumpshot? Is he going to pretend to make an effort on defense? If he does those things then he can look like Pig Miller for all I care.

edit: I have an interest in personal fitness, so in that regards I don't mind reading about things he's done for my own personal knowledge. But it doesn't change my opinion of Randle.


Staying in shape is different than increasing mobility. Staying in shape is expected, but one person on the court is going to be in the better shape, best conditioned. If that person is 240lb beast of a man, it's significant to a basketball team.

Lebron, Westbrook, Kobe weren't just staying in shape over the offseason, and their success was in large a part because of their conditioning.

It's not like he isn't working on the other things you mentioned as well, and there is obviously a correlation between being n top shape and the all the things you mentioned anyway.


Well if staying in shape is expected than Randle hasn't done what has been expected of him his entire nba career. He did start off injured so I'll cut him some slack. He's in shape now but I can walk into my local gym and find people in better shape than him.

But it is exciting to see Randle take the offseason serious and his shooting drills look good. He's young and I think he's becoming more mature.

We have a season to reevaluate his value. I think we could fit him in the two star plan if we strech Deng, trade Clarkson for 0 and cut our two young centers .


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject:

Finding someone in better shape than a 6'9 240 pound with 7% body fat basketball player is actually kinda easy.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject:

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Well if staying in shape is expected than Randle hasn't done what has been expected of him his entire nba career. He did start off injured so I'll cut him some slack. He's in shape now but I can walk into my local gym and find people in better shape than him.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:19 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject:

8 pack Randle... handle that!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject:

I think all who are reasonable can agree that Randle will come into this season having made significant improvements to not just his physique but his game as well. For me the question is what is his ceiling? I feel that it's incredibly high and it will be evident with his production this year. I haven't always been confident that he would reach his potential but with as much work as he's been putting in I don't see how he can't.
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