At this point I don't see a replacement for Randle out there worth trading for. Ibaka is a nice fit at the 4 spot for us. If we could somehow trade Randle and clarkson for another top 8 draft pick and sign ibaka I think we've improved
It'd be sort of a way of replacing Randle the prospect while finding a better fit at the 4 spot
Frees you up to draft someone like Tatum or Isaac on top of the top 3 pick in fultz, ball or Jackson
Then you have ibaka starting
I go back and forth on who I want to draft. At this point it's a toss up. Fultz helps offensively. He can get to the basket pretty well. But ball would kind of help the team in terms of movement. He'd improve our teams cohesiveness I feel.
Jackson improves this roster pretty largely defensively and athletically
All provide something. But here's the real necessity offensively. The halfcourt. We need a player that helps in the halfcourt. All top 3 have the potential to do so.
But the lakers have to find out which player can help them score more efficiently in the halfcourt
I'm personally becoming more and more enamored with the idea of Russell being our SG. Playing off the ball. So Jackson may not be my favorite pick but at 3 you have to take him and figure out fit later.
Fultz gives us dribble penetration at a level we haven't had since a young kobe.
Ball could be a glue guy for this team. Could maybe allow Russell, Ingram, zubac and Randle to kind of slide into place and be more efficient
I think Kid was the one who mentioned the Ibaka idea, personally I hadn't thought about him, now I think he would be a solid fit especially since his birth certificate says he's only "27".
I agree with your assessment regarding the top 3, each bring something special to the team.
Regarding Russell playing SG, it could work, IMO these last few games are critical for all not named Ingram and Zubac.
I know its not a popular name but I like also like Mirotic as an option... 26 years old on his 3rd year, solid rookie year, kind of regressed or got lost in the system but as of late seems to have found his groove again, he could be a nice option for a stretch, good passing PF with a shot.
Edited by LACAS, Yesterday, 08:11 AM.