disclaimer - this is some elementary level english so it might be a hassle to read but im too lazy to clean it up.
I think we could have found a lot more than just 20 minutes off the bench for randle; especially before we had tyson chandler.
i think as we are now, we could probably get him 28-32 minutes on average. we could use that z-bo kind of bruiser down low. only really strong players we have are lebron and chandle. maybe lance. he's deceptively stocky. having a guy like randle would help; especially since randle was starting to set those hard screens last year and he was pretty decent (at worst) about switching (which we do a lot of). his biggest weakness was the outside shot and he's made some improvement there as well.
i don't remember all the salary situations over the summer. i know we got rondo for 9mil and randle signed a 2 year second non guaranteed or player option for 18mil total so 9/yr; we definitely needed javale whose on a minimum contract anyways. kcp was a sweetener for lebron and co. kcp basically got 30mil over two years from us and gave us a direct line of contact to lebrons team and klutch sporst (i think that's what it's called). i can't think of anything else that explains the no trade clause he has. so i guess it comes down to who would be better for us - stpehonson or randle?
who would y'all want more on this team? any particular reason why?
I agree that he was undervalued but at the same time once Lebron signed on his role was going to take a huge hit anyway. Julius unlike Ball NEED touches to impact the game and with Bron or any other high usage star touches are going to be extremely limited to guys that need to get their own offense to feel involved.
Would Julius be cool with getting 20mpg off the bench on this team with this many guys that can eat? Would he be as engaged on defense?
His stats look great in NO but he's being used a lot more and is basically doing what he was asked to do in LA early in the season. Difference is he isnt pouting about it. He's playing himself into a good contract.