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One of the Oklahoma City Blue’s best men to offer in Chasson Randle has made himself known beyond inside circles this past week. Randle, now 28, has piqued the attention of the Orlando Magic enough so to the point he inked a two-way contract with the franchise.
Randle bounced around from league-to-league playing 3 games with the Golden State Warriors last year before being brought on with the Blue. In Chasson’s two game’s with the team he posted averages of 20.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 26.3 minutes a game. The guard brought a unique kick to the Blue offense, as his 6-foot-2 frame made him a sneaky, yet deadly, penetrator around the basket, while also forcing the floor to be spaced with his 37.5% shooting from deep-range.
With the removal of Randle, Oklahoma City lost one of their longest tenured and respected scholars on the roster, as Stanford’s all-time point-leader and former Euroleague champion brought knowledge second-to-none in the league.
For the Blue they will have a gap to fill in Randle’s replacement, and they may already have found some solutions. Expect to see the team’s second-round pick Rob Edwards, and exhibit-10 wing in Melvin Frazier Jr. increase their roles after impressive starts to the season while keeping point-guard Zavier Simpson and small-forward Jaylen Hoard on a shortlist of players who may see an uptick in playing time.