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Guest post: Fate deals Julius Randle a cruel blow but his dream can still come true

By LINDA SINCLAIR You work every day of your very young life to attain your dream. The night you have waited for all your life arrives and ends in a way no one could have imagined. You have had butterflies all day, you have counted down on your calendar, you are nervous, you put on …

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Julius Randle expected to miss rest of season after undergoing knee surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles’ season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets …

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Julius Randle breaks leg in first NBA game

Rookie Julius Randle broke his right leg in the fourth quarter of his first NBA game Tuesday, according to a report by ESPN.com. The Lakers told ESPN that the  diagnosis by team doctors  was a broken tibia. The Lakers said they would provide an update on his status Wednesday. “It is heartbreaking, because I saw …

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Nineteen former UK players on opening day NBA rosters

Nineteen former Kentucky Wildcats were on opening day NBA rosters, which were released league-wide Tuesday. Kentucky’s total former players in the league trump any other school in the country. UK’s longest tenured member in the NBA is Nazr Mohammed who enters his 17th season in 2014-15, and the third with the Chicago Bulls. Kentucky’s newest …

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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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