Ian Begley continues his fine work at SNY with a great Q&A with Julius Randle. Some choice quotes…
Speaking on Mitchell Robinson:
Bobby Portis said in an interview with the New York Post that he expects to come off the bench behind Robinson this season. So Randle should play alongside Robinson regularly this season. He’s looking forward to it. “I’m excited man, that kid is going to be amazing,” Randle said. During his free agency meeting with the Knicks, Randle recalls telling Fizdale, “‘When we played I was like, ‘who is this kid?’ Cause every time I went to the basket he was coming out of nowhere. I’m like, ‘Yo, what’s going on?'” Randle said with a grin. “I had no clue who he was. He has so much potential now he’s only scratching the surface and I’m excited to get, on the court with him.”
On his three-point shooting:
“From high school on I’ve always been able to do that. It was just all about opportunity. Sometimes you have to sacrifice and I got to new Orleans and had a great opportunity to do that. I’m just trying to build on that.
So obviously this offseason I’ve been doing a lot of that, trying to build on that and become an even better 3-point shooter. I know what my bread and butter is at the same time though, I’m not going to leave that.”
There’s lots more great quotes. Well worth the read.