He will be held out Saturday with the team keeping him out of back-to-back games, but he is expected to play Monday. Randle suffered a broken leg during the first game of the regular season.
As a rookie, Randle suffered a season-ending broken leg on opening night last season.
"I believe I am," he said, per the Orange County Register. "The last time I checked probably about a month ago, the bone was 95 percent healed. I feel great."
Randle, who broke his leg in the first game of the 2014-15 season, can now participate in half-court sessions of 2-on-2 and 3-on-3. As part of a gradual progression in his recovery, the next step will be for Randle to be approved to take part in 4-on-4 games.
Randle is hoping to re-join his team for the NBA summer league. Though he broke his leg, Randle still hit the gym and lost 18 pounds during the season.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said on Thursday that Randle, who broke his leg in that first game, has lost 18 pounds since November, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. He was listed at 250 pounds entering the 2014-15 season.
One concern about Randle a year ago at this time was that his body fat percentage was too high. That appears to have been addressed despite the fact his broken leg cost him practically the entire season.
Randle was the Lakers' first-round pick a year. His goal is to be 100 percent entering training camp.
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