3:47pm: The signing is official, the team announced.
3:09pm: The Lakers have signed top pick Julius Randle, according to Bill Oram of the Orange Country Register (on Twitter). He’ll likely receive more than $2.997MM this season, as our chart of salaries for 2014 first-round picks shows.
The Lakers got a bit of good news earlier this month when they learned that Randle won’t require surgery on his right foot. The big man, who was once in consideration for the No. 1 pick, could prove to be a tremendous value for the Lakers, who selected him at No. 7.
In his one year at Kentucky, Randle averaged 15.0 PPG and 10.4 RPG with 0.8 blocks per contest in 30.8 minutes a game.