Julius Randle Double-Doubles
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Randle Tallies 39 Double-Doubles Through 100 Games

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

Julius Randle competed in the 100th game of his career on Friday against Toronto, and he reaches the century mark with 39 double-doubles, giving him the 26th-most at this point in a player's career since the 1983-84 season.

Randle is tied on this list with Sacramento star DeMarcus Cousins and longtime Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

After his rookie season was limited to just 14 minutes due to a broken leg suffered in the 2014 season opener, Randle quickly established himself as a double-double factory last year, averaging one with 11.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

Randle also ranked 15th in the league last year with 34 total double-doubles, despite averaging the fewest minutes (28.2) of any player among the top 20.

This season, the 22-year-old has five double-doubles in 18 games, though his rebounding has dipped a bit, as he is averaging 13.2 points and 8.9 boards.

The seventh-overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft also has two triple-doubles on his resume, as he joined Magic Johnson as the only players in franchise history to have more than one at age 21 or younger.

Lakers legend Shaquille O'Neal has the most double-doubles in the first 100 games of a career during the aforementioned time period, having racked up 82 during his days with Orlando from 1993-94.

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