Im assuming the Lakers draft Okafor ..
I would like to have as versatile players as possible so im not looking exclusively at 3 point players. Assuming we stick with a core of Okafor(though i dont know why i think Minny will pick him) , Randle and Clarkson , Green would be a good fit since he's a 3D player.
Clarkson @ 30-35 MPG
Green @ 30-32
Kobe @ 28-32
Randle @ 30-35
Okafor @ ~29-33
Thats a good starting lineup on paper( Assumptions : Clarkson continues to improve , Kobe healthy enough to play > +1 rest games , Randle and Okafor translate/adjust their game smoothly)
Best case realistic scenario would be acquiring Knight and slide Clarkson as the 6th man ...
I like Lin or Mo Williams for point guard( would give Kendall a chance)
Basically i would rather have someone who has a pass first mentality. That would perfect for the offensive minded players we have.
I loved the production from Wayne last year ! was more than a spot up shooter even though he was forced to due to roster, injures we had last year. So i dont mind at all retaining him and he would come for cheap!
Young would be getting the time at the small forward position.. Other options would be the 27th pick (RHJ or Anderson)
a stretch four that would complement Randle's game. You could insert Kelly with Okafor at times while having Randle flourish with the back up C. This would give us versatility in lineups and would result in a solid rotation.
Davis is the perfect guy here. Black is an option as well.
Wayne or Young
Young or draft
DAvis or Black
Not being bias but this would be one of the top 10-15 bench in the NBA. I think whats missing is a defensive wing on the bench and RHJ/Anderson would be the player to draft( hoping the lakers trade up)
This roster is a good starting point to elevate the team a bit at least for the upcoming year.
Durant obviously is the prize next year...