Randle had seven stitches removed from his right hand Tuesday and will enter training camp without any restrictions, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Randle suffered a cut between his middle and ring finger in late August during a workout and required medical treatment, but was still able to perform shooting drills since his left hand is his dominant hand. Though the Lakers indicated that Randle will have the two affected fingers taped for about a month, it shouldn't impact his availability for drills during camp. Look for Randle to take another step forward in his production after ranking first among all second-year players in 2015-16 with 34 double-doubles.
Randle required seven stitches in between his right middle and ring fingers after suffering a cut during a workout Monday, but since his left hand is his dominant one, the injury won't bother him during shooting drills. He's expected to receive full clearance once he's reexamined in two weeks and appears in little danger of missing the start of training camp in late September.
The injury is to Randle's non-shooting hand, so it's not being viewed as anything serious, though he did require seven stitches to close the wound. While he'll be held off the court until mid-September, Randle will still likely be able to perform cardio workouts, so he shouldn't be behind the rest of the team from a conditioning standpoint when training camp opens late next month.
Julius Randle scored just seven points (3-11 FG, 1-2 FT) but collected a career-high 20 rebounds to go with one assist and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
Randle was the lone bright spot yet again for the Los Angeles Lakers and remains one of the few players with any sort of fantasy relevance for the 16-win squad. Owners would like to see more than 27 minutes for the pseudo-rookie, but he continues to do work on the glass, game after game.
Julius Randle provided four points (0-6 FG, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, and one block over 31 minutes in Tuesday's 103-81 loss to the Clippers.
The Clippers' starting frontcourt of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin stymied Randle and Roy Hibbert all night, as the duo combined to shoot 0-for-9 from the field. The lack of offense isn't surprising from Hibbert, but it was a disappointing showing from Randle, who had seemed to come into his own with double-digit scoring efforts in 15 of his previous 18 games. On a positive note, Randle was at least able to hold his own on the boards, which typically gives him a good floor for production on nights when his shot is off.
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