if we are simply talking about him becoming a great NBA player, than yea it would be too early to give up on him. But that's not what is being discussed. We are talking about him fitting into an offense were players need to be willing passers, set good screens, and be able to shoot...none of which Randle excels at. Unless we completely alter the offense, he won't fit at all.
*facepalm* 21 year old player with a body of a veteran. Averaging 10.2 rpg (13.1 per36) in basically his rookie year.What do you really want to see from a player who was selected from #7? Average 20-10 and 3 assists? I'm one of those who pointed out the Simmons - Randle fit issues but singling out Randle is foolish. He is a talented young player that has yet to find his place in NBA. Any comparison is meaningless, be it Zach Randolph, Draymond Green or Lamar Odom. When it is all said and done, he is going to be remembered as Julius Randle doing what he does best. It is too early to give up on him because of some stupid expectations.
I don't want to watch him destroy the offense for an entire season and with all the talented young guys on the roster, Randle is expendable.
If we keep him, he won't start and his minutes will likely be cut. He'll want to leave anyway!