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Julius Randle continues his growing pains on the court

Julius Randle continues his growing pains on the court

Effort is rarely an issue for Julius Randle, the blue-collar forward who was the seventh pick in the 2014 draft, but consistency in decision-making, performance and production has been elusive.

Randle endured more growing pains Tuesday in the Lakers’ 127-121 loss to Denver, making two of eight shots for seven points and committing five turnovers.

He had seven assists but picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter and sat out the entire fourth while reserves Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac fueled a late push as the Lakers trimmed a 19-point deficit to one with just under two...

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