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Julius Randle's uneven game no surprise to Lakers, Byron Scott
Julius Randle's uneven game no surprise to Lakers, Byron Scott

Rookies. They'll have their ups and downs — mostly downs — and make their coaches frustrated beyond belief while showing just enough to turn fans to all-in believers with visions of future centerpieces. It wasn't overly surprising to hear Byron Scott's analysis of Julius Randle after his second exhibition game. The draft's seventh overall pick still has a ways to go. "I thought he was lost, the first half especially," the Lakers coach said Thursday after a 120-105 loss to Golden State. In Randle's six first-half minutes, he took five shots, missed four, committed three fouls, missed two free throws and, sure, had one assist. ...

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