After a ‘Wasted Year,’ Lakers Fans Should Be Excited About Julius Randle

Julius Randle has spent this season on the shelf due to an unfortunate broken leg suffered in the first regular-season game of his career. While Randle showed flashes in summer league and the preseason, Lakers fans didn't get a chance to see their new rookie in action this season.

Since he's been sidelined, Randle has shown maturity and engagement with the team and has had an impressive mental approach to his injury, taking cues from teammate and mentor Kobe Bryant. 

What can we expect from Randle next season? What has he done to prepare for next year? Can Randle follow the path Blake Griffin did by being more NBA-ready in his first full season?

Watch as Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding examines Julius Randle's lost season never and shares what the rookie has been doing to prepare for next season in the video above. 

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