HoopsHype Julius Randle rumors
And like any future basketball player born in 1994, Randle, who was taken with the No. 7 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, grew up a fan of the then-young Lakers superstar. He even has a #throwbackthursday picture of himself wearing a Kobe jersey (back before the Black Mamba switched to No. 24). Randle posted the picture after he learned he’d be taking his talents to Hollywood. For The Win
Dave McMenamin: Kupchak said that if Julius Randle opts to have surgery, he'll miss 6 mos. max. Randle says he'd be ready by training camp (3 mos.) Twitter @mcten
Best-dressed guy in the NBA—go. Juluis Randle: It's a tie between Russell Westbrook and Nick Young. GQ.com
Several executives from NBA teams have told SI.com that they believe Julius Randle will need a minor foot surgery to remove a screw that was placed in his right foot in high school. Randle says he doesn’t, but will go along with the medical advice from the team that drafts him. Either way, Randle predicts the foot issues won’t alter the opinions of the teams looking at him. “I don't think it's hurt my stock at all,” Randle said. “Every team I've talked to has said that as far as the foot thing, whether they want to do something or not, t's not affecting their decision if they want to take me or not.” Sports Illustrated
The Lakers will have some options they like. Julius Randle had a strong workout for them and the team is enthralled by his offensive potential, a source said. Sports Illustrated
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