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Julius Randle | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Kentucky
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Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said that it looks like Julius Randle (leg) "has recovered completely".
This is definitely exciting news for Randle, and it appears that his recovery is going very smoothly. All signs point to him playing during the Las Vegas Summer League, and it will be interesting to see how he does after such a long time on the shelf. Randle could potentially be the starting power forward next season if he impresses this summer, so we will be sure to track his progress very closely. May 24 - 10:49 AM

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Julius Randle (leg) said that his recovery has been going smoothly, and he's hopeful to be able to play during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Randle's rookie season was cut short after he broke his leg during the first game of the regular-season, but he's been progressing well in his recovery without experiencing any setbacks. He said that he's "not too far" off from taking contact, and we'll continue to track his progress closely.
Apr 14 - 4:32 PM

Julius Randle (leg) is hoping to be cleared for contact drills in about a month.

Randle is reportedly progressing well and the Lakers believe that he is on track to play at the Las Vegas Summer League. Randle has been working on his mid-range game as well as his footwork in the post, and he has also had workouts with legendary point guard Steve Nash which will inevitably help his passing vision. We will track his progress very closely in the offseason, and his value could be on the rise if the Lakers don't address their frontcourt needs.
Apr 1 - 11:23 AM

Julius Randle (leg) has been cleared for on-court work at practice.

He still cannot go through contact just yet. Randle appears to be on track for his second consecutive run at Las Vegas Summer League, an event in which he dominated at times in 2014. He'll be someone to watch over the summer and could be a sneaky pickup next season depending how the Lakers handle their frontcourt issues.
Mar 9 - 3:38 PM

Head coach Byron Scott said that Julius Randle is "definitely" going to play in the NBA Summer League.

He remains out for the season, but it's great to see the rookie making steady progress after such a gruesome injury. Randle recently started walking on a weight-bearing treadmill at 60 percent of his body weight, but he still has a lot of rehab left to complete. We will continue to pass along updates on his status and will track his recovery every step of the way.
Feb 21 - 7:18 PM

Julius Randle was seen riding a stationary bike wearing a walking boot during Tuesday morning's shootaround.

Randle remains out for the 2014-15 season, and this is just a small step in his recovery. We'll continue to provide updates as they become available, but he's on schedule to be ready when training camp opens in 2015.
Feb 10 - 4:33 PM

Julius Randle underwent surgery on Tuesday morning to replace the screw in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, and a full recovery is expected.

Randle had the screw inserted after breaking that metatarsal during his senior year of high school, and this procedure was a preventative measure to make sure his foot does not become an issue later in his career. This surgery was unrelated to the broken leg he suffered back in October, and he remains out for the 2014-15 season.
Jan 6 - 2:49 PM

Julius Randle will undergo surgery on Tuesday to replace the screw in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

Before the draft, there were reports of Randle's foot being medically red-flagged, but that was overblown. Because Randle is already out for the season with his broken leg, the Lakers have decided to do the foot procedure now in a preventative measure to ensure it doesn't become an issue later on in Randle's career. He's fully expected to be healthy and ready to roll by the time 2015 training camp is here.
Jan 5 - 9:11 AM

Julius Randle (leg) was spotted getting up some free throws during Sunday's shootaround.

Randle will remain out for the 2014-15 season, and this is just a small step in what will be a lengthy recovery for the 2014 lottery pick.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Julius Randle (leg) has shed his crutches and is now traveling with the team on road trips.

While he is still ruled out for the season, it is great to see the rookie making progress from his gruesome leg injury he suffered during the season opener. We will continue to monitor his progress closely and pass along updates as needed.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Julius Randle (leg) was doing some leg exercises at practice on Wednesday.

He is not going to play this season, but it's nice to see he's coming along. Randle might be able to return for Las Vegas Summer League in 2015.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Julius Randle (leg) was spotted walking with just one crutch on Tuesday.

To be clear, he is still ruled out for the season but it is great to see him making progress after the gruesome injury he suffered during the season opener. Outside of keeper formats, Julius Randle is not a fantasy asset.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Julius Randle (leg) is staying positive and stated that he hopes to be able to walk with just one crutch in six weeks.

He suffered a gruesome injury during the season opener and has already been ruled out for the entire season, but it is good to see the young star staying positive. Randle can safely be ignored in all leagues, as he only has value in keeper formats. Ed Davis has and will continue to be the primary big off the bench for the Lakers.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Kobe Bryant told Julius Randle (leg) to have a good cry upon hearing he will miss the rest of the season with a broken tibia.

No stranger to season-ending injuries as of late, Bryant had some words of wisdom for the rookie, "Get it out your system, just like I did, with a nice hard cry then it’s time to go from there." While Ed Davis now becomes a solid add for fantasy owners, Randle can be safely dropped in standard leagues.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 09:53:00 AM

Julius Randle (leg) will not return this season.

The Lakers have already lost two players for the season and are well on their way to match their unbelievable total of 319 games missed due to injury from last season. Randle had surgery on his broken tibia and hopefully he'll be able to suit up for summer league. Ed Davis is a very solid pickup in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 03:43:00 PM

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