Randle’s rookie year lasted all of one game, as he registered two points on one-for-three shooting in 13 minutes against the Houston Rockets Tuesday night prior to the devastating injury.
Per the LA Times:
Julius Randle underwent surgery this morning and is expected to make a full recovery from his broken leg. He won’t return this season.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 29, 2014
With veteran guard Steve Nash already out for the season because of chronic back problems, the Lakers could file another disabled-player exception with the NBA that would give them an additional $1.5 million in spending power. They would receive about $4.9 million to spend on a free agent or a player via trade if they were granted a disabled-player exception for Nash.
If the Lakers experience one more extended injury in addition to Nash, Randle and Nick Young, they could ask the NBA to extend their roster to 16 players via the rarely used “hardship” rule. […] When Young returns from a torn thumb ligament, the Lakers would have to go back to 15 players. He is expected to return near the end of November.