Thursday's Lakers Links: Julius Randle enjoying busy offseason

Julius Randle relishing heavy offseason workload: The schedule has appeared full as Julius Randle has blocked out most of his summer with two-a-day sessions. Randle’s mind has appeared racing as he charges down the court either to impose his power inside or to show off his developing jump shot. Based on his schedule and his constant energy, it appears the Lakers’ third-year forward has plenty of things he wants to accomplish on his bucket list. Some are well known. Randle has practiced this week with the U.S. Men’s select team. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Young Clippers and Lakers players thrilled to be practicing against U.S. Olympic team: Forward Brice Johnson had his welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment before he even put on a Clippers uniform. Johnson, chosen 25th by the Clippers from North Carolina in this year’s NBA draft, is a member of the USA Basketball Select Team, which has been practicing and scrimmaging against the U.S. Olympic team this week. -- Los Angeles Times