Western Notes: Randle, Lin, Ariza, Stuckey, Davis

Specialists have determined that Lakers first-round pick Julius Randle does not need surgery on his right foot and has been cleared to play, tweets Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. More from around the NBA..

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey brushed off criticism over the club’s decision to photoshop Carmelo Anthony wearing the No. 7 that is sported by Jeremy Lin, writes Mark Berman of FOX 26.  Of course, if Houston manages to sign Melo, that could mean the end of Lin in Houston.  “Bottom line, if Carmelo comes Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin have to be traded. It’s just math. It’s not personal,” said the GM.
  • The Jazz are among the suitors for Trevor Ariza, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
  • Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit Free Press (on Twitter) hears that there is definite interest in free agent guard Rodney Stuckey, particularly from high-level clubs.  Goodwill suggests that a return to the Pacific Northwest could also be in the cards for the guard.  In recent days, we’ve heard that the Magic and Pacers have interest.
  • The Clippers have been talking to free agent Ed Davis and they’re optimistic, tweets Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngeles.com.  The Grizzlies opted against tendering the 25-year-old an offer earlier this offseason.
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2 thoughts on “Western Notes: Randle, Lin, Ariza, Stuckey, Davis

  1. Michael Nguyen

    wouldn’t it be smarter now to get the surgery just in case your putting more pressure on the foot. Better to do it in the offseason then during the season.

    • Kevin6CD

      The concern with Randle’s foot is over an injury that he had in high school. He had surgery then and had a screw inserted. Any measure that they would take now would just be a precautionary, and to a certain extent, unnecessary measure. I assume from Randle’s constant insistence that he doesn’t need surgery, that it isn’t something that bothers him on a day-to-day basis. I guess to sum that up: the chance of having to do the surgery in-season might not be high enough to warrant doing it now and risking complications.


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