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NBAdraftblog.com analyst on what kind of fit Julius Randle and James Young are in NBA

By LARRY VAUGHT Ed Isaacson of NBAdraftblog.com has been a good friend of vaughtsviews.com and has a site filled with NBA summer league info. Despite his busy schedule, he took time out to share a few insights on the recent draft that sent Julius Randle to the Lakers and James Young to the Celtics. Question: …

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Lakers signed Julius Randle to rookie contract, Patrick Patterson has new deal, John Wall welcomes Paul Pierce

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk. Also, the Lakers signed Julius Randle to a rookie contract. The forward was drafted seventh overall and …

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Julius Randle on Kobe Bryant, Lakers, post play, mother and foot injury

Taking one more look back at Thursday’s NBA draft, here is the complete transcript of what Julius Randle had to say after he was picked seventh by the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA DRAFT Julius Randle BROOKLYN, NEW YORK THE MODERATOR:  Julius, if you’d just start opening statements about being drafted by the Lakers, please. JULIUS …

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Kentucky only program to have multiple players picked in draft first round five straight years … and more notes

By UK ATHLETICS Former Kentucky players Julius Randle and James Young were selected in the opening round of the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., becoming the 14th and 15th Wildcats taken in the draft’s opening round in the last five years. Randle was selected seventh overall by …

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Kobe Bryant reaches out to Julius Randle with welcoming tweet

By LARRY VAUGHT Julius Randle had to have had a lot of thrills Thursday night when he was drafted No. 7 by the Los Angeles Lakers. But how cool was this tweet from Kobe Bryant to Randle: “Welcome Home @J30_RANDLE from one legendary institution to one epic franchise #LakersDraft.” Kentucky fans certainly agree with calling …

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Los Angeles Laker take Julius Randle with seventh pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh pick in the NBA draft. The Lakers began their rebuilding process from their worst season in more than 50 years by choosing Randle, the 6-foot-9 power forward with impressive physical skills and relentless rebounding prowess. Randle was the …

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ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla says Julius Randle’s intensity will serve him well in man’s league

By LARRY VAUGHT ESPN draft analyst Fran Fraschilla says he watched Kentucky All-American Julius Randle grow up and doesn’t even want to say “how far back” he can remember watching Randle play. “One thing about Julius that you will definitely get … well, not one but a package of a few things … and that …

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Jay Bilas does not see Julius Randle making immediate improvement in his offensive play

By LARRY VAUGHT ESPN college basketball analysts Jay Bilas would be surprised if Julius Randle made dynamic improvements in his offensive game quickly in the NBA. “I don’t know how hard will be for him (to improve). It’s not like he expanded his game (last season),” Bilas said while noting that Randle got better at …

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