Originally Posted by bladefd
I think PG13 would be a great start along with Kuzma improving further as our 6th man. We need Ingram to consistently knock down the 2s, which he is well on his way. Randle will not develop range, and he shouldn't force it imo. Hart is well on his way too as a 3-and-D guy. But we must not forget Lopez; he was one of our key players this season & his ability to spread the floor we will miss quite a bit.
We obviously can't keep Lopez due to the sheer cost. So we could also use a center from draft who can spread the floor a bit like Lopez. It doesn't necessarily have to be a 3pt hitting center but has to be able to push out to the high post/free throw line area consistently. I wish there was someone coming out of the draft like that who needs couple years to develop and so can fall into the 20s.
After seeing how shaky and streaky Lonzo's shot has been, we need the other guys on the floor to be able to shoot. We need 3 people who can shoot out there at all times. You guys were right that we don't have the right team for DeAndre Jordan. We can't have Jordan, Randle and Lonzo out there together. Defense would be sick - top 3-5 defense in the nba easily- but our offense would plummet.
Not sure if you guys know that the top 8 players in the mock draft are all 6-8 or taller, meaning most teams with cap space like Dallas, Orlando etc would probably not need Randle= less demand= less pressure for the Lakers to offer him a huge contract. Of course, you don't want to low ball him because he'll probably might stop working hard etc
If they can get Julius for a reasonable price, IMO, he can hold his own at the Center spot, Kuzma then would be the floor spacer at the 4.
Then, they should have some money to build the bench, guys like Avery Bradley, or a Will Barton, find a diamond in the rough guy who can hit open 3's and play tough defense from the G-league or a senior/Jr from the 2nd round.
I like Trier from Arizona, for them to invite Elijah Steward of SC.