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Lakers' Julius Randle: Has stitches removed from hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Lakers' Thomas Robinson: Signs contract with Lakers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Robinson signed a one-year contract with the Lakers on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Robinson was perhaps the most intriguing player left on a barren free-agent market and could prove to be a nice bargain pickup for the Lakers. After being drafted as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Robinson has largely failed to live up to expectations and has will now join his sixth different organization, but he made promising progress late last season. In addition to suiting up in a career-high 71 games for the rebuilding Nets, Robinson closed the year with six double-doubles in a seven-game stretch before he was shut down with a minor knee injury. Robinson isn't a lock to make the Lakers' roster, but his draft pedigree and strong finish to the season may give him a leg up on his primary competition for the team's 15th spot, Yi Jianlian.

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Lakers' Metta World Peace: Re-ups with Lakers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

World Peace re-signed Wednesday with the Lakers on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Earlier this offseason, World Peace indicated he had no intentions of retiring, but it wasn't certain if any NBA teams were interested in bringing him aboard as he enters his age-37 season. After spending the 2014-15 season in the Chinese Basketball Association, World Peace returned stateside to spend 2015-16 with the Lakers, with whom he won an NBA title in 2010. He ended up filling only a minor role off the bench for the team, appearing in 35 games and averaging 5.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists over 16.9 minutes per season. If he's able to break camp with the Lakers this time around, look for World Peace to again function as a deep reserve and veteran voice in a locker room that's now without Kobe Bryant.

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