Julius Randle: Foot surgery 'never been considered'

By James Herbert | NBA writer

Julius Randle is a projected top-10 pick in year's draft.
Julius Randle is a projected top-10 pick in year's draft. (USATSI)

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NBA Draft prospect Julius Randle worked out for the Boston Celtics on Friday and denied the report that he needs foot surgery, telling reporters that there is nothing wrong with him.

The report, by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, asserted that the forward out of Kentucky would have to miss six to eight weeks and skip summer league. Shortly after it was published, Randle's mother denied it and he tweeted about it:

Wojnarowski reiterated that teams think surgery is necessary, and ESPN's Jeff Goodman said a similar thing on Friday:

It should be noted that the original story did not state that Randle was in any pain, nor did it say this should or would affect his draft stock. When he broke his right foot as a senior in high school, "there was a screw placed into his foot that needs to be removed," according to Wojnarowski. It appears Randle is in damage-control mode, but this was never described as a major issue to begin with. Let's not freak out about it.

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