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VINE: Julius Randle Putting In Work At Practice Facility Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="300"] Rookie forward Julius Randle was seen at the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility on Monday putting in some work. The Lakers posted t [new_royalslider id="300"] Rookie forward Julius Randle was seen at the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility on Monday putting in some work. The Lakers posted t Rating: 0
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Rookie forward Julius Randle was seen at the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility on Monday putting in some work. The Lakers posted the following video of Randle working with Mark Madsen and company on the team’s practice floor on Vine:

The Lakers brass have high hopes for Randle as the team tries to recover from arguably the worst season in franchise history. Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss believe they were able to get the best player available with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft and feel he has a bright future in Los Angeles.

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At this point in time, it is unclear how many minutes Randle will get on a nightly basis. The consensus seems to be that veteran forward Carlos Boozer will get the nod as the starter with Randle likely to come off the bench.

It isn’t beyond the realm of possibility that Randle becomes the starter at some point next season. Even if the rookie does end up coming off the bench for the majority of the year, Randle will get the minutes and the opportunity to prove his worth.

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  • Eman94

    I wish they would show more of these workouts for all the players but ones that are a lot longer than these stupid 6 second vine vids that don’t even show much. They should show Julius Randle and the new players along with Kobe working out for like at least 10 minutes to see how they’re all coming along. A 10 minute video of them playing scrimmage would also be nice

    • dawn

      training camp is on sept.30…

      • Eman94

        Even during training camp they still won’t show what we all desire to see. They’ll show more footage of the team practicing but not much

        • comrade24

          maybe they don’t want other teams seeing their scrimmages. makes sense, but yeah i’d love to watch a scrimmage too

        • Duckathon

          Yeah, everybody will just have to wait for the season to start.

    • stucktrader

      The clip with him dribbling two balls… always a cool drill to watch…

      but really… they should tie his left hand to his body… and make him dribble with his right more….

      He kept using that spinning move with his left to compensate for the fact he cant go right as effectively…

      He will probably be the most athletic PF in the league… will only be lacking in the shot blocking department… if he gets that right hand going…

  • nash screwed the lakers

    Last few weeks, the following occured:
    1. Kobe doing basketball activities in China and absolutely destroying kids one on one.
    2. Swaggy P putting up 1000 shots.
    3. Ed Davis doing work in El Segundo.
    4. Steve Nash playing soccer, doing some traveling, and taking “selphies.”

    SMH

    • lakers32

      lol…nash doesn’t care..it was clear when he said the sole reason he didn’t want to retire this upcoming season was money. the dude does not deserve to be a laker. i hated the signing back then and still hate it. oh well. just got to deal with it and finally be rid of him after next year.

      • Jim213

        NSTL’s wasting post space b/c Nash could a hoot.

      • joshhh

        I hope he proves u people all wrong this season by being a big part of this team and contributing passing shooting actually I know he’ll prove u people wrong cuz hes incredibly intelligent his bball IQ that all that matters

        • comrade24

          agreed i really think Nash is gonna have a good season. Hope he can stay healthy

          • stucktrader

            Limited to 20 minutes… but if he especially plays versus the other teams bench… He will have a field day…

          • Duckathon

            Anything we get from Nash will be gravy.

        • Ballwizard

          Nash is done as a player, all he has brought to the Lakers is an injury plague and mark these words, the only reason he was not stretched is because he and his expiring contract will be traded either by Dec. or the trade deadline

    • Eman94

      I don’t think people ever thought of this but Nash was probably and probably still is furious that the Suns traded him. He probably wanted to stay with them for his whole career. He and the Suns were like a rival to the Lakers for a good while so I doubt Nash was ever happy to be traded to the Lakers. I know he was happy that he could stay close to his daughters but he probably still didn’t want to be a Laker. I don’t think he’s trained as hard ever since joining with the Lakers as he would have when he was in Phoenix because I remember his skills appearing dramatically diminished when he was playing in preseason for the Lakers and that first game of the season against the Mavs which was before he broke his leg and started having all the nerve issues in his back. He already stated he was only playing this last season so he can receive the rest of the money that’s owed to him so it’s not like he has this strong passion and love for the Lakers that makes him want to give his everything for the franchise.

      • RandomLakerFan

        Are you guys ok???
        When Lakers traded for Nash, he came off a pretty good season. Lakers just acquired D12, considered the best pick n roll big in the NBA at the time/prior injury. Lakers decided to get Nash, one of the best pick n roll guards in the NBA. These 2 were considered to be deadly with the pick n roll. With Kobe on the wing ready to take over or shoot lights out, this team on paper was supposed to be a title contender.
        But…… Nash got injured, D12 refused to play pick n roll and wanted to sit in the post with no post game. Kobe was trying to play the whatever system the coaches (Mike Brown & Mike Dantoni) were trying to employ during the start of the season.

        If you recall, Nash asked to be traded to Lakers with a sign and trade for 2 reasons. 1) a chance at a title and 2) still be close to his kids. He didn’t expect to break his leg in the 2nd game which contributed to messing with his back even more than it already was messed up. Stop blaming Nash like he intended for this. Lakers went with Plan B, when Plan A got vetoed, and we ended like this. Lakers will bounce back, like they always do.

        • Eman94

          I didn’t know he asked for the trade that’s why I kept using the word “probably” and I know he had a pretty good year before joining the Lakers but I also remember seeing him play those preseason games and the first game of the season BEFORE breaking his leg in the second game of the season. With that said he still did not look good before he broke his leg I remember at the time people were trying to say it was just preseason and the first game of the year as to why he wasn’t playing that well and that it would take time for him to adjust to his new team but that was no excuse for his shooting. His shooting was never like how it was when he was with Phoenix and this was before and after he broke his leg. His shooting hasn’t been that good since joining the Lakers.

          • comrade24

            the red flag went up during preseason when they went 0-8

          • MRBIGGK70

            Should of kept Bickerstaff he had us 5-1 b4 D’Antoni came !!!

          • stucktrader

            Isn’t that the ironic?… in fact he could have went 6-0… they barely loss to the Spurs…

            I remember how lively the team was… and the players just using their instincts versus M. Brown sets… and later D’antoni….

          • MRBIGGK70

            Foreal what he had in place was working real good until….until…. D’Antoni !!!!

          • MRBIGGK70

            Phil Jackson and Bernie Bickerstaff Era those were the good ole days !!!

      • savi

        Whatever happened, the thing is he’s still here! He has some tutoring to do and play backup to Jeremy. Overall I think he is a great dude and Awesome player. I can watch his 3 point shot stroke all day. Thank you!

    • taviyoung

      I couldn’t agree more!!!

    • J Taylor

      Get over the Nash thing.
      Mitch gambled that Nash, Howard and Kobe could get a Championship.

      When Mitch trades Nash to another team looking for $10M in cap relief, Nash can redeem himself. Until then, he should be a good leader, 3-point specialist and PG for the second team.

    • stucktrader

      I dont blame Nash… I blame the Laker F.O…. I still remember the Lakers easily could have picked up Ty Lawson in the 2nd round… nope…

      Or could have developed another PG when Fish came back the 2nd time… nope…

      Could also blame Stern… CP3 would be here and *gasp* Crybaby D12…

  • Wilbert

    Julius Randle is a guy that is willing to work as hard as possible to be the best and the Lakers have found the future of the franchise.

    I Love LA We Love It

    • stucktrader

      Hopefully he turns out to be the R.O.Y…. and draw a Free Agent next year… if not the following…

      Still sick LAL didnt grab Stephenson, as much as I like J. Hill… easily tradable if he didnt work out… Charlotte got a steal… Lance would have worked well @the 2 and Kobe @ the 3… Lin, Lance, Kobe, Randle, Davis?… That is one althletic group…

      Sorry…. will move on now…

      • Duckathon

        Yeah, Stephenson for cheap would be a good get, but what’s done is done.

  • BleedPurpAndGold

    If I were the coach I would start Julius. Hes NBA ready. Theres no other player who has the same style of game likes his. Hes his own new breed of player. Lakers up and coming big three. Randle, young and kobe.

    • kb24

      randle will get more minutes than boozer, but still, randle,swag and ninja will lead our bench scoring

      • stucktrader

        who is Ninja? (sorry…)

      • Duckathon

        He better get more minutes than Boozer. Still don’t unbderstand that signing.

    • J Taylor

      Let him earn his minutes from Boozer. Let’s let him grow and earn his starting role. Let’s not put “starter” expectations on him just yet.

      Let’s let him acclimate to the NBA. Randle’s not ready for the grind of the NBA season – 83 games and 30+ minutes a night. He only played 54 games per season in college and averaged 20 minutes.

      Boozer will start. But Randle might finish.

  • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

    Can’t wait for the season to start…. keep up this kind of reporting… and if it is not too much to ask… can you post a longer video,, just like the other commenters mentioned. But better than nothing. thanks

    • joshhh

      I laugh if the lakers just collapse lik everything goes bad injurires etc.. and ur all hyped up when ur most likely gonna be disappointed like u were last year what it’s not like the gonna win the championship haha

      • stucktrader

        Laker nation doesnt expect them to win it all… I for one think the best they do is an 7/8th seed…

        what we dont know is what will happen at the trade deadline… weird things have happened… not just speaking for LA but other teams…

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        I am a lakers fan and a basketball fan… this is my team for the better half of my life… whether they are winning chips or not, I support them…. bandwagoneers dont understand that, eh?

  • vdogg

    randle could become the best PF the lakers have ever had. think about it — for all its rich history, the lakers franchise has never really had an iconic PF. PG yes, SG yes, SF yes, C yes.. but not a PF. i can’t wait to see him play this fall.

    • Derek Clark

      Well we did have Pau Gasol

      • vdogg

        pau is not a pure PF. he, like tim duncan, has skills that are more C than PF.

        • David

          James Worthy, he is a hall of famer and a power forward.

          • MRBIGGK70

            The crowd is silent…… !!!!

          • stucktrader

            Worthy > Randle…

            Until proven otherwise… and would love Randle to prove us wrong as long as he is wearing a Laker logo.

          • vdogg

            worthy was a small forward.

      • Marty Susman

        Now thats funny, he was a PF in name only. He was always weak & he could never deal with a real PF.

    • J Taylor

      I guess that argument depends on what you’d consider Magic Johnson. Sure, he was called a 6’9″ ball handling guard (aka PG) but he operated a lot in the post….
      Sounds a lot like Randle.

      • Marty Susman

        Are you kidding me, you are even mentioning Randal & Magic in the same line, please !!!!!!!!!

    • Marty Susman

      Well they had Malone late in his career but you are correct.

    • Duckathon

      Now that’s a thinker. Can’t remember a transcendent PF as well.

  • JohnSmith00

    I would really like to see him paired as much as possible with Kobe, in the hopes of trying to create something special. Who knows maybe something along the likes of a Kareem-Magic like tandem, not showtime of course, just saying age wise it’s a very similar scenario.

  • LakersTank

    If Randle wants to win ROY, he should eat & sleep at the practice facility until the season start. He needs to improve his right hand, jump shot, rebounding at NBA level and defense.

    Right now, Nerlens Noel & Jabari Parker are leading the ROY award.

    • Al Haldie

      Not one minute has been played and yet, some people know who the ROY is —-PLEASE..

      • LakersTank

        The evaluation is based on the Summer League games. Noel look great and ready while Parker will be a starter and main scorer for the Bucks.

        Randle will be competing with Boozer for playing time and if he doesn’t improve tremendously before the season start, he will be sitting at the bench a lot. And that means he won’t be the ROY.

        Yes you are right that I don’t know who will be the ROY but if Randle stays the same as he was the Summer League, he won’t be the ROY for sure. That’s why I said he should eat & sleep at the training facility.

        • Al Haldie

          There is a lot of iffffs and using the summer league as a marker of playing in the NBA is way off …….

          • Duckathon

            True that. Only way to find out is to wait for the season to start.

        • stucktrader

          Dont take away the R.O.Y…

          besides… not hoping for this to happen… injuries could happen to anyone… so R.O.Y. is up for grabs…

        • Marty Susman

          If Randal does not show “real” greatness for the future, Mitch will package him toms contender & trade him. Maybe the Lakers will also get lucky & David Lee & or Andrew Bogut might be hurt & that would open the door to package Randal & Nash for Klay Thompson or even add Lee to that & pick up Barnes & Thompson for Randal, Nash & Lee.

          • vdogg

            WTF are you talking about? that will never happen. there are no rumors about that AT ALL. step into reality. and what the hell is “real” greatness?

          • Marty Susman

            Without ANY profanity I said that unless Mitch is seeing a star in the making he will be gone. As for Golden State, they will be contending for a ring, unlike us meaning they would be interested in a PF if Lee & or Bogut was injured…

          • vdogg

            where did i write something profane? i really doubt mitch is thinking that about randle. where are you getting this from, anyway?

    • Duckathon

      Hopefully, he gets the playing time to get a chance at the ROY.

  • sehnsucht

    guess kobe called him

  • Lakers4Life

    As an overrated player, he better put in every single second into practice or else there’s going to be a lot of boo’s and woo’s once the season begins.

    • J Taylor

      Huh?
      A guy named Lakers4Life is a hater?
      - ironic.

    • stucktrader

      Not apparently as gifted physically as Wiggins or Embiid…

      Embiid would have been interesting… if LAL got him… no need to sign J.Hill for $9 mil… it can be spent on… Stephenson…

      Starting: Lin, Stephenson, Kobe, Boozer/Davis, Embiid…
      bench: Nash, Clarkson, Xavier, Young, Johnson, Kelly, Sacre

      I have to stop playing this “what if” game…

      • Duckathon

        Embiid would be an interesting scenario as well (notwithstanding injury concerns)

  • J Taylor

    Randle will be the perfect PF for Scott’s version of the Princeton offense.
    He matches Scott’s vision of a “physical defensive team.”
    - Let’s see if Randle can put to use his physical nature on defense too! If so, Davis on the block could make for a very good pairing.

    • vdogg

      agreed. i think randle and davis will end up being the starters at PF and C, respectively.

      • Duckathon

        The ideal lineups for our bigs.

  • Marty Susman

    The Lakers need to hire Charles Barkley to work with Randal until the season begins. He could show Randal how to use his toshie as a blocking back & so on…

    • LakersTank

      Exactly! If trained properly, Randle could actually become Barkley 2.0 and who better to teach that then the master himself.

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