HoopsHype Julius Randle rumors

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On Thursday, new Lakers head coach Byron Scott made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show and talked about a number of different topics. Randle came up in the conversation with Scott comparing the rookie forward to Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies: “I know the young kid is very gifted, offensively. He rebounds the ball, he can score in the post. He’s probably got about 15-foot range, handle the ball extremely well for a big man. Pretty athletic. I look at him as Zach Randolph, but more athletic. “And I think in a few years he’s going to be a monster once he really learns what the NBA is all about and that’s what I’m looking forward to.” Lakers Nation

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The Lakers begin summer league Friday in Las Vegas, but Randle will not be on the court until he signs with them. The team is waiting because it can save about $500,000 if his signing is delayed, money that could be used toward free agents such as Anthony and Pau Gasol. Los Angeles Times

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Dave McMenamin: Results of Julius Randle's examination with Indiana foot specialist are in: He does not need surgery. Is cleared to play in summer league Twitter @mcten

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The Los Angeles Lakers will send rookie Julius Randle to Indiana on Wednesday to be examined by foot specialist Dr. David Porter, the team announced Tuesday. The trip is not an emergency development by any means, merely the Lakers covering their bases and getting Randle's right foot -- which he broke at the beginning of his senior season in high school -- looked at by one of the leading foot doctors in the country. ESPN.com

The Lakers do not believe Randle will require any preemptive surgery on his foot. Randle played all 40 games of Kentucky's season last season and only improved as the season wore on, in the opinion of Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. ESPN.com

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