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Julius Randle to play summer league

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said Saturday he expects injured rookie forward Julius Randle to fully recover in time to play on the team's 2015 summer league team.

"Definitely," Scott said when asked if Randle would be recovered by mid-July. "Julius obviously is getting healthy, and the summer for him is going to be big for us as well."

Scott said his expectations for Randle and rookie guard Jordan Clarkson, the No. 46 overall selection in the 2014 draft, are for them to "dominate" summer league.

"I think the young guys that we do have, I'm excited to see them continue to grow as basketball players and get better, and hopefully this summer they'll take that extra leap we'll need for next year," Scott said.

Randle, the Lakers' No. 7 overall selection in the 2014 draft, broke his right leg midway through the team's home opener against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 28. He was expected to make a full recovery after surgery, but the official timetable on his return had been unclear.