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Lakers' Julius Randle can take hard knocks, wants to dish some out
Lakers' Julius Randle can take hard knocks, wants to dish some out

The rookie had reasons to fall further into an exhibition-season abyss. His shot was way off, his turnovers were high and his coach kept saying he "looked lost" on the court while wondering aloud about his physical conditioning. Not to mention the blisters that had cropped up on his feet and the second-half seat on the bench he was given for apparent lack of hustle during an exhibition last week. But Julius Randle finally offered a glimpse of what the Lakers saw before drafting the power forward seventh overall in June. He had eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in 20 minutes of a 98-91 victory Sunday over the Utah Jazz. In no way did Randle vault into an...

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