Lakers News: Kentucky’s Julius Randle To Workout With Team Reviewed by Momizat on . Please enable Javascript to watch this video After news broke of Kentucky's Julius Randle potentially needing surgery on his right foot, the forward's draft sto Please enable Javascript to watch this video After news broke of Kentucky's Julius Randle potentially needing surgery on his right foot, the forward's draft sto Rating: 0
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After news broke of Kentucky’s Julius Randle potentially needing surgery on his right foot, the forward’s draft stock took a hit with no telling where he’d end up.

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With Randle now possibly falling to the Los Angeles Lakers at seven, the storied franchise will bring in the former Wildcat for a workout, according to Bill Oram of the OC Register:

Before talk of Randle potentially needing surgery surfaced, only a handful of draft prospects were mentioned as possible targets for the Lakers. Aaron Gordon (Arizona), Noah Vonleh (Indiana) and Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) have worked out with the team and will likely get consideration from the Lakers if available when the team is on the clock.

Other notable players that the Lakers worked out earlier this month are Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Zach LaVine (UCLA) and Doug McDermott (Creighton). LaVine left an impressive during his pre-draft workout breaking a team record with a 46-inch vertical jump.

It still remains to be seen what the Lakers brass intend to do with the seventh overall pick in the upcoming draft. Talk of trading the pick continues to circulate as June 26 draws near, but it is unclear if that is a real possibility and if the team would seriously consider it if Randle is available.

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  • Chris Park

    Lakers please don’t take this guy

  • A Fan

    It’s either Marcus Smart or Aaron Gordon. There’s no point in drafting Randle or Vonleh if they’re seriously planning to sign Kevin Love next year. And don’t even get me started on LaVine.

    • New power house

      At this point, lakers have to take the best guy available. Specially if Minnesota feels that he is gone and he forces them to send him to us, then Lakers might be picking for them and Randle could be the one for them.

      • A Fan

        I’d rather they don’t trade for Love. Why hurry? The last thing I want is another Dwight Howard situation. I mean, we don’t even know who the coach is. LA may very well go for the flashy signing (Byron Scott) instead of the smart signing (Lionel Hollins)

    • Zimmeredge

      We wońt get after love. We do not have anything to give them.

      • A Fan

        In the first place, there’s no need to give up anything for him. We can sign him next year in FA.

        • Zimmeredge

          And thanks what we are going to do if he is still available but There’s no real obligation to get after him. He will most certainly be a celtics this summer btw

    • wangkon936

      Marcus Smart or Noah Vonleh.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Please update us on the proceedings tomorrow.I am pulling for Julius.I am intrigued by his size and strength in the low post.Julius Randle is was among the best double double players in NCAA history for a freshman right with Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony that’s great company to be in i have high hopes for this man child.Have a great work out is my words to him.

  • Deron

    The Adrian Wojnarowski report that Julius Randle was injured and needing surgery and wouldn’t workout for teams was completer utter BS.Wojo is slipping.SMFH

  • Heath

    I guess I’m in the minority who isn’t impressed at all with this guy. Low athleticism and the lowest ceiling I think of all lottery picks. Yeah, he beasted in College but mainly against guys that were physically overmatched so he just bullied them down low. That’s not going to come easy in the NBA where he’s really an undersized PF.

    • comrade24

      i thought the same but looking at his work out he posted a 38 inch vert (more than Vonleh or Smart) and looks like he’s slimmed down quite a bit and put on more muscle. He’s also expanded his range and looks comfortable shooting 3′s from NBA range. I was very down on him earlier but lately he’s looking like he might not be a bad pick. That said, i’m pulling for Marcus Smart

  • Ethan

    Ya this is a possible player the Lakers will draft and trade to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love.The trade will be the 7th pick and a future first round pick in 2019 along with the 2015 second round pick for Kevin Love.

    Then stretch provision on Steve Nash meaning 5 years stretched giving the Lakers a additional $7.7 million dollars in current cap space that will be used towards signing the rebel LeBron James.As we all know LeBron James is a rebel without a cause and he does whatever he wants and he doesn’t listen to anyone and he doesn’t give a crap about what stupid Heat fans think about him leaving all he cares about is what makes him happy and what team he has a great chance of winning a championship with.

    The Lakers will allow him to hire the coach he wants and that seems like it could be Mark Jackson or someone else LeBron wants.Kevin Love makes $15 million dollars per season and then sign LeBron James at $24 million dollars and you keep the now healthy and highly motivated Kobe Bryant at $23 million dollars per season.

    The cap is set at $63.5 million dollars this season and the Lakers can go over with the mid level exception and veteran minimum deals to fill out the rest of the roster.Not a bad idea for the Lakers to sign Paul Pierce for cheap veteran minimum and give out veteran minimum deals to decent veteran players chasing a ring.Then give the mid level exception to Marcin Gortat.

    LeBron $24 million
    Kobe $23 million
    Love $15 million
    total $62 million dollars

    Leaves $1.5 million dollars and then all exceptions and veteran minimum deals.
    Renounce everyone’s rights and then bring them back for the veteran minimum once LeBron signs and Love is officially traded to the Lakers.
    PG Kendall Marshall+Jordan Farmar
    SG Kobe Bryant+Kent Bazemore+MarShon Brooks
    SF LeBron James+Paul Pierce
    PF Kevin Love+Ryan Kelly+Matt Bonner
    C Marcin Gortat+Jason Smith+Robert Sacre

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    • rik

      my roster would be more like:
      PG: Jordan farmar+Jerryd Bayless+Kendall marshall
      SG: Kobe bryant+kent bazemore+marshon brooks
      SF: Lebron james+mikael pietrus+ damion james
      PF: Kevin love+ ryan kelly+ matt bonner
      C: marcin gortat+jason smith+robert sacre

    • wangkon936

      Intelligent comment. Not necessarily agree with it, but well thought out. Such comments are rare birds indeed.

    • comrade24

      LOL so many flaws in this, where to start…. First, Lebron won’t make 24 mil next year no matter who he plays for. 2nd, you think Paul Pierce would sign for vet minimum? Gortat for mid level? not a chance. and where did Bonner come from? The red mamba? smh

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