The Los Angeles Lakers have listed sophomore power forward Julius Randle as "probable" to play in their Christmas Day game against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News. Randle missed the Lakers' Wednesday night loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with an undiagnosed ankle injury, prompting the Lakers to send him to be checked out by a foot specialist Thursday morning. The specialist diagnosed Randle with a "sore left ankle."
Randle has had his ups and downs since moving to the bench 9 games ago, averaging 11 points and 10.1 rebounds on 39.1% shooting in 24.9 minutes per game. Christmas Day would mark Randle's tenth game coming off of the bench, which would mark the end of Scott's original 5-10 game commitment to bringing Randle and D'Angelo Russell in as reserves.
The Lakers tip off against the Clippers at 7:30 p.m. PST. Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for more updates on Randle's status.