Is Julius Randle overrated?

Examining Randle's red flags and debating another top PF prospect

Updated: January 24, 2014, 12:42 PM ET
By Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

Julius RandleJamie Rhodes/USA TODAY SportsKentucky power forward Julius Randle is starting to attract detractors.

ESPN Insider's Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton return to provide the kind of discussions that are happening in front offices around the NBA -- where scouts and statistical experts are breaking down NBA draft prospects using their "eyes, ears and numbers."

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1. What is a red flag for Kentucky's Julius Randle?

Kevin Pelton: For Julius Randle, one stat stands out above all others: steals. In 525 minutes this season, the Kentucky freshman has recorded just five steals. Five! And four of those have come in the past two weeks. It's difficult to understand how a player as talented as Randle could possibly not have more steals; it seems like he'd come up with a handful simply by accident.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider