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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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Jullius Randle did some drills on Monday and threw down an alley-oop dunk.
There is still no official word that he'll be ready for summer league, but most signs point to that happening. Randle was hurt heading into summer league last year, but he really came on to close out the event. His fantasy value will depend on how well the Lakers do in free agency. Jun 29 - 3:19 PM

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Julius Randle is playing full-court, full-speed 1-on-1.

He has been at the team's facility on a daily basis and looks terrific, according to team reporter Mike Trudell. Randle hasn't been officially cleared for summer league, but that seems like a fair target for the Kentucky product. With the Lakers not taking a big man at two, they'll likely address that need in free agency.
Jun 26 - 3:03 AM

The Lakers are unwilling to part with Julius Randle in a potential trade that would net them DeMarcus Cousins.

Randle has reportedly lost 20 pounds, and his outside shot is much improved, so the Lakers are very high on their 2014 draft pick. There's a lot of rumors swirling around Cousins right now, with the Lakers and Celtics both trying to pry him away from Sacramento. For now, it appears that if a deal were to go down, Randle would not be included.
Jun 25 - 3:25 PM

Julius Randle believes that his leg is 100 percent and said that his surgically-repaired foot is no longer a factor in his recovery.

"I believe I am," Randle said when asked if he was 100 percent. "The last time I checked probably about a month ago, the bone was 95 percent healed. I feel great." The news just keeps getting better for Randle, and it should also be noted that he was recently cleared for half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions with full contact. All signs point to him being ready to play at the Las Vegas Summer League, and there is no reason why he couldn't carve out a sizable role on the Lakers next season if he has a strong showing.
May 31 - 10:34 AM

Julius Randle (leg) has been cleared for full contact half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions.

Randle's next step will be going through 4-on-4 drills, but he continues to move in a positive direction, and at this rate he should be good to go for Las Vegas Summer League. The Lakers have a lot of decisions to make this offseason with regards to the roster, but depending on how things shake out, Randle may have the opportunity to step into a starting role next season. As always, will continue to track his progress closely this offseason.
May 28 - 3:33 PM

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

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

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