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Lakers sign top draft pick Julius Randle
Lakers sign top draft pick Julius Randle

The Lakers signed rookie forward Julius Randle on Sunday, securing the seventh overall pick in last month's NBA draft to a deal potentially worth approximately $13.5 million. The deal is for four years, with the Lakers holding options for the third and fourth seasons. Randle signed quickly and made a surprise debut with the Lakers' summer league squad. Despite playing his first five-on-five basketball since the NCAA championship game with Kentucky (the Wildcats lost to Connecticut), Randle played more than 21 minutes Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Randle finished 10 points and two rebounds on four-for-nine shooting in the Lakers' 90-73 loss to the Pelicans. The...