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Lakers Injury Update: Julius Randle diagnosed with pneumonia

Randle will be re-evaluated on Monday.

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The maladies just keep coming for the Los Angeles Lakers. Starting power forward Julius Randle has been diagnosed with pneumonia and will be re-evaluated on Monday, the team announced in a press release. Randle missed the team’s most recent road loss to the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

Randle is averaging 13 points and 8.9 rebounds per game this season on a career-high 48.9 percent shooting, and the Lakers’ starting unit without him and injured point guard D’Angelo Russell was waxed by the Utah Jazz, posting a net rating of -32.5 in 12 minutes.

It remains to be seen how much time Randle will miss, but with Larry Nance, Jr. on a minutes restriction the Lakers will likely look to some combination of Tarik Black, Thomas Robinson, and Luol Deng to play power forward in his absence.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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