Kentucky forward Julius Randle opted out of working out for the Celtics for a second time Tuesday to "discuss style" with GQ Magazine. ESPN's Chad Ford revealed that Randle was supposed to work out for the Celtics today after Randle tweeted his location.
Randle skipped a potential 2nd workout w/ Celtics today for this -> MT @J30_RANDLE: Meeting with @GQMagazine today to discuss style— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 24, 2014
Ford makes a good point not to rush to judgment on Randle, who may have a promise somewhere else or may have heard from the Celtics that he won't be their pick there.
Re: my @J30_RANDLE tweet. No judgement on why he chose GQ over Celtics. He may have a promise to Lakers. Agent may not want him Boston, etc.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 24, 2014
While the decision to skip the workout doesn't tell me anything about Randle's character, it does hint at the fact that Boston might not be the place he ends up. Randle's visit was part of an NBA Draft promotion.
Julius Randle is getting ready to show off his game on AND off the court in the @NBA. #NBADraftStyle https://t.co/ghJUfUT5vs— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) June 24, 2014