Mar 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) reacts against the Kansas State Wildcats in the first half during the 2nd round of the 2014 NCAA Men

NBA Draft Rumors: Julius Randle's injury could lead to major problems

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As of late, it seems like the stock of former Kentucky Wildcats’power forward Julius Randle has dropped.

At one point, it looked like Randle was a lock to go in the top-five of the 2014 NBA Draft, which is now just two weeks away), but as of late, but that certainly does not appear to be the case now. On Thursday, we may have found out why. According to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com,  Julius Randle may need surgery to fix a problem with his foot and Goodman believes that is scaring teams off.

“This is an issue,” one executive told ESPN.com. “It didn’t heal right.”

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, “multiple” teams now have Randle’s medical information and do indeed believe he is going to need surgery. Usually, a simple procedure wouldn’t concern teams, but it is believed this issue could lead to larger injury problems in the future.

Randle is ranked as the draft’s fourth-best prospect according  by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express . Randle, who measured in at 6’9″ and 250 pounds with a wingspan of 7’0″ at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, put up 15.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 50.0% from the field and 70.6% from the charity stripe.

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