Julius Randle cleared for full-contact 2-on-2, 3-on-3 drills

The Lakers received an early glimpse of their future on Thursday for reasons besides hosting their second round of draft workouts.

Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle also participated in a series of full-contact, half-court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills, marking the latest progress he has made since fracturing his right tibia in the season opener of the 2014-15 season. The Lakers plan to have Randle complete those drills for at least a week before the team’s medical staff determines if he can advance to 4-on-4 drills.

The Lakers have held out hope that Randle could heal completely enough to play on the team’s Las Vegas summer league team in July. But the Lakers will not have Randle play unless he completely recovers to ensure that he arrives to training camp in late September fully healthy.


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