If Lakers swap Henry/Clark - down to 3 injured players (Nash, Randle, Kelly) - no longer eligible for hardship exception to go to 16 players
Confirming Lakers received exception for injured Steve Nash. Worth $4.85m. Cannot be combined with ~$1.5m exception from Randle injury.
Lakers' Julius Randle was around practice facility today on crutches & boot. Seemed in good spirits
Lakers Julius Randle stays styling. One foot in a boot, the other in Jordan's http://t.co/KD6q6L4Lhn
Julius Randle was around Lakers practice today. On crutches and in boot.
The Lakers aren't exactly young but you can't blame age for the injuries when you're talking about Randle (19), Henry (23) and Kelly (23).
Lakers players missed a league-high 319 games last season. They could break that this season with Nash, Randle & Henry missing 236 combined.
Their season is 14 games old & already Lakers have lost Nash (back) & Randle (leg) for the season. Xavier Henry (Achilles) might be next.
Real rough injury run since Kobe's Achilles tear: 319 games missed in 2013-14, potentially 3 players out for 2014-15 (Randle, Nash, Henry).
Laers have 4 players out for long period (Henry, Randle, Nash, Kelly) opening the door to a possible hardship exception to go to 16 players
Without injured Boozer, Kelly, Randle and now Davis (fouled out), Lakers down to zero PFs. Wesley Johnson now playing there. He's 6-foot-7
You'll see Robert Sacre as the lone backup big w/Boozer and of course Randle out, while Wesley Johnson may have to play some 4 (Kelly out).
Medical examination for Maccabi power-forward Brian Randle reveals torn quad. Out vs CSKA Moscow.
Forward Brian Randle is out for Maccabi vs Limoges with continuous hamstring irritations.
Welcome to the NBA, rooks: Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon & now Cleanthony Early. All dealt significant injuries (Smart less so).
Magic rookie Aaron Gordon fractured a bone in his left foot and is out indefinitely...tough luck w/ him and Julius Randle both now out.
It’s not easy finding five PFs and five Cs for position-by-position rookie rankings. Put it this way: Julius Randle almost made the cut.
Brian Randle just demolished Jayson Granger with a monster block at one, followed by a fast-break slam at the other.
Recall mentioning how several Euro teams passed on Brian Randle. He's a stud for Maccabi, has 10 points on 5-for-6 FG vs Malaga.
I know Lakers fans hate losing, but imagine how good a frontcourt of Julius Randle and Jahlil Okafor could be in a few years. Scary.
It's really too bad Julius Randle is hurt. Would have been fun to see him go up against Z-Bo -- the vet he's most often compared to.
With Ellington away, Kelly officially ruled out), Young, Randle, Nash hurt, Lakers have 10 players available tonight.
Randle's injury was pretty conclusive - while Nash can still swing a golf club :)
Lakers, I'm told, have been granted a Disabled Player Exception after losing Julius Randle for the season worth nearly $1.5 million
Julius Randle here at Lakers working on some rehab - arm bike
Memo to Jason Garrett: Let Brandon Weeden hand off to Joseph Randle the rest of the day.
Joseph Randle running like he stole something. (There, I finally got to use that line).