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Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed
Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended, his team was playing in the national championship game, and he had led them there, piling up double-doubles in Kentucky's postseason games. Yet Thursday night in Brooklyn, when it was time for large, powerful and passionate Julius Randle to bathe in the spotlight of achievements unmatched by his peers, he waited. And waited. And waited. He was bypassed by two players who couldn't get their teams out of the first weekend of the...

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