In a business where you need steals in more ways than one to win big, the Lakers spent Tuesday morning deliberating plans for Julius Randle, once the nation’s No. 2 high school recruit, according to Rivals, and now an option to be selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 7 pick in this year’s NBA draft.
In front of L.A. decision-makers Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak and their staff, the Kentucky forward had unquestionably a strong workout, according to those who studied it in its entirety. Randle also offered this nugget amid growing health concerns he speculates were floated by NBA execs hoping he drops to them.
“I met with the best foot doctor in the country, and he said he wouldn’t do anything with my foot,” said Randle, who had a screw inserted in his right foot two years ago because of a fracture.