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Julius Randle might be something for Lakers

Julius Randle might be something for Lakers

There are murmurs, nothing serious, because it's only July and this is the NBA's summer league, not the last 30 games of the regular season.

But talk to people in the Lakers' organization, and they realize first-round draft pick Julius Randle isn't really in game shape.

How could he be? He missed more than three months of competitive basketball. Spent more time with foot specialists than basketball coaches. Didn't even sign with the Lakers until a few days ago because they were temporarily conserving money to offer more to Carmelo Anthony (he said no thanks) and Pau Gasol (him too).

But Randle's lack of basketball activity since the NCAA championship also leads to...

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