Anyone can feel free to disagree with this but from what I've seen this year the players I want them to invest in are Russell, Nance, Zubac and Ingram. JC being the older of the bunch should be a lot better and I just don't think Randle is a good fit with the other guys. The things he's good at don't exactly fit and the things he needs to do to add value to what the other guys can do he doesn't do well. Like cutting, setting good and being at least some kind of threat from the perimeter since he loves to play from there.
All the young players have consistency issues but not all of them have fit issues. This is where I believe that Randle is the odd man out and JC could be out due to his age and regression as a player.
I agree though I'm in the middle with Randle
I wanted Fournier over clarkson this offseason. Just a smarter player and same age
Would take smart over clarkson since he's more of what we need
Randle I'm on the fence because he's young, talented and has improved but for the right package? Maybe even combing him with clarkson, I'd be on board. I'm against trading Russell completely right now and Ingram
Zubac is leaning towards that area too. I'm not in love with him yet but I do like what he's shown a lot. There's no reason if he continues on this trend at his age that he can't be a starter by next year. I'm not ready to throw Marc gasol or jokic out there. But there's been a recent trend of euro big men being drafted late 1st early 2nd performing well in the NBA
I think he's smart, skilled, big and effective.
Nance is just a guy you don't need to trade. The value you'll receive is never going to match the value he gives. He can start if you have the right guys on the perimeter. If I'm the lakers I do call Chicago and see if Randle, clarkson, Lou even gets a bite
Though I'd imagine butler will draw more
I'm personally ok with nance starting if Randle can net us something good in return. But I think you almost have to wait until we know what's happening with the pick.
Let's say we land the #1 overall. We get fultz. Well then do you suddenly package Randle with either fultz or Russell?
Do you then make a Randle for Gordon swap to add defense?
I think we have to wait until the offseason to entertain trading Randle unless something comes along that we have to bite