Lakers’ Julius Randle to sit in second Summer League game

The summer festivities in Las Vegas are set to start on Friday, and the Los Angeles Lakers look to have one of the strongest Las Vegas Summer League rosters.

That strength will be a bit diminished on Saturday, however. The Lakers announced on Wednesday that forward Julius Randle would play in the team’s preliminary games on Friday and Monday but would miss Saturday’s game, as he is "avoiding back-to-backs as he returns from injury."

The Lakers will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game on Friday, which will double as the first matchup between the top two overall picks.

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