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Lakers News: Los Angeles Drafts Julius Randle With Seventh Pick

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The Los Angeles Lakers decided to keep the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft going with Julius Randle out of the University of Kentucky, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

Heading into the draft on Thursday, rumors were circulating that the Lakers were considering making a trade to send their pick and Steve Nash elsewhere. Obviously, the team chose go in another direction and will bring in Randle to help the rebuilding process in Los Angeles.

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With Randle, the Lakers bring in a forward to help bolster the frontcourt in Los Angeles. Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman are all set to become free agents next month and Randle’s presence should help the transition if most or all these players leave in free agency.
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  • shrek is love

    Sign lowry or isaiah thomas. Either would be nice

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    So many Randle haters in here.

    • vdogg

      exactly. give the kid a chance.

    • RealisticLakerFan

      I like Randle but I would have liked more assets is all

  • Nalin Shukla

    The nba needs to be more corrupt! Lakers has the highest market value and fan base in all of sports..they need to force lebron and melo to come here!

    • TheTruthKills

      Like they “forced” CP3 here?

  • Nalin Shukla

    Stauskas would have been a better choice he moves more like Kobe then anyone else in the draft

    • Zimmeredge

      stauskas who can’t play d?

      • Nalin Shukla

        Exactly just like kobe

        • Zimmeredge

          ahaha nice try! keep trolling. kobe is one of the best defender of the 00′s and out of high school.

          • Nalin Shukla

            Yeah just trolling he made it the all defensive team a bunch of times but I do like that stauskas guy his ceiling could be like klay thompsons

        • kobe

          Dude, get out

          • Nalin Shukla

            Jp man huge Kobe fan just joking

          • VillainKing

            are you a Filipino???

  • Informed American

    FYI…..CBS Sports gave Cs a C+ for drafting Smart and gave us an A+ for drafting Randle…check it out….

    • Nalin Shukla

      CBS is retarded

      • Informed American

        You speak from experience….

        • Nalin Shukla

          Your the one who takes cbs as a credible source

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Yes the Lakers made a great pick.I like Marcus Smart but he is playing for the Celtics the enemy team from the Eastern Conference.

      • RealisticLakerFan

        Yup went from loving smart to despising him

        • Frank

          Fuck the other side.

    • Rob3n

      Yes, the same CBS sports that gave the Cowboys A’s the past 2 NFL drafts.

  • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

    I’m a fan of defense, so I was hoping for Embiid, Smart, Gordon, or Vonleh (in that order). Glad we got a man who can post up, but what does this say for the future? Can he develop defense? What about Love?

    • RealisticLakerFan

      Not to sure love will hold out long enough to land with us. Fingers crossed tho

    • TheTruthKills

      The Love dream is dead for us. He’s not coming.

    • Badazztj12

      I am of defense also but I saw on youtube they said he has defensive potential. He can get blocks but just not a shot blocker

  • shrek is love

    Trade steve nash and a future draft pick for elfrid

    • RealisticLakerFan

      It would have to be to Orlando now

    • TheTruthKills

      Orlando is not trading their future point guard.

      • shrek is life

        Then maybe steve nash and a future pick to whoever takes ennis

        • TheTruthKills

          The only future pick we can trade is 2019 thanks to the new CBA (you can’t trade draft picks in back to back years). We’re rebuilding and we have very little assets to our name. No need to carelessly throw away what few assets we have.

        • RealisticLakerFan

          Yea let’s send Nash back to the suns for ennis they have dragic anyways

    • RealisticLakerFan

      How funny would it be to have been traded 2 times on draft night haha

  • RealisticLakerFan

    Let’s get some trade and FA scenarios in here

  • LAstory

    Mitch just announced on TWS… he will be fielding calls for possible trades… Though he “expects” Randle to be in a Laker uniform.

    • TheTruthKills

      When it comes to trades the only real assets we have are the 2019 first round pick, Old Man Nash, and Randle. Not a whole lot to work with.

      • LAstory

        Very true…. but Nash 9.7 million and Randle could be movable…

        • TheTruthKills

          For what exactly?

        • DDub

          Don’t trade Randle, he’s your next building block, very solid, Let’s start with him.

      • RealisticLakerFan

        I’d take a third round pick for Nash but no one would take it haha

    • RealisticLakerFan

      Thanks for the update that’s great news

  • RealisticLakerFan

    Randle does sure look like he could be related to Zach randolph

  • Badazztj12

    no way the suns giving tyler ennis minutes. He will be like what happen to marshall

    • RealisticLakerFan

      I was just thinking the same thing. Hopefully they will trade him to us so Nash can retire as a sun

      • Badazztj12

        yea man I hope

        • RealisticLakerFan

          Wish might be a better word haha

    • LakersHeatBeef

      I agree we still need a Point Guard in this draft we should get one.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        We just have to look through FA… Collison would be nice… but Bledsoe will be gravy, also we can go for Livingstone for cheap.

        • LakersHeatBeef

          I am thinking Shabazz Napier right now.NBA ready tough minded SOB that can run a championship team a young Derek Fisher type.

          • LuizAntonio

            Heat took him already.

        • RealisticLakerFan

          I’d love to have Bledsoe Lowry or Rondo… all fairly good defensively since the west has great pgs

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            Rondo is impossible for us, Bledsoe and Lowry likely… but wouldn’t mind having Livingstone… he is a good defensive PG and has lenght at 6’7″, and is a veteran and comes in cheap.

          • RealisticLakerFan

            How much you think it would take to get the suns to say they won’t match our offer? Would have to be pretty expensive… maybe they drafted ennis because they knew they couldn’t afford to match an offer he might be given

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            I was thinking the same… why would they draft Ennis.. they already have Bledsoe and Dragic tor un the point…

  • WorldBFree

    Undersized? Have any of you heard of a guy named Dennis Rodman. Him and Randle have similar height and weight. Rodman dominated on the boards. Helped Pistons and Bulls win championships. Had to guard true BIG MEN in Shaq, Ewing, Barkley, Malone, and many others who were bigger and stronger than him.

    • Joel7

      Yeah, because guys like Ridman grow on trees right? This is a busted pick.

      • RealisticLakerFan

        Are you dissing your own post lol?

    • TheTruthKills

      How many Rodman’s have you seen in NBA history? Just one.

  • Frank

    Lakers selected Julius Randle damn that’s great news hell ya.Good eye Mitch!Julius the next future NBA Superstar Sweet his girlfriend is hot mmmmm.

  • DDub

    Lakers got what they needed, Randle is solid,he gives you the same hard honest effort, you can pencil him in from day one!

  • DDub

    Lakers got what they needed, Randle is solid,he gives you the same hard honest effort, you can pensil him in from day one!

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    Welcome to LA Julius Randele good luck with us!

  • Ken Cheng

    Drafting Randle is a good first move, but the Lakers still have lots of work to do. They’re still at least three key players from being a contender again, and they can’t expect help from the draft again any time soon.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Great pick by the Lakers as Julius Randle was my top big guy as i was never sold on Noah Vonleh and the Joel Embiid injury made things interesting.The Lakers have a great young Power Forward and Julius Randle has brought excitement back to the Lakers he is a bundle of fun and a tough big guy.Lakers nailed this draft.I was never sold on Noah Vonleh and i mentioned that.

    My draft power ranking was like this.My Lakers board.We still need a Point Guard.
    Players that might have been in our range.

    1.Marcus Smart
    2.Julius Randle
    3.Dante Exum
    4.Aaron Gordon

  • Jamar

    He’s gonna be a poor man’s Z-Bo, but will NOT be as good as Z-Bo. I have a bad feeling Vonleh is going to be a stud and we freaking passed him over.

    • leggo lakerz

      I have the same fear. I dont want to see vonleh do better than randle..

  • Suck a ****

    Julies Randle is nice! Dont worry about him being undersized. Two words: Charles Barkley! You can all relax now :)

    • Hank

      And how many Charles Barkley types are there in the league?

  • grant

    Great pick will do great things and be competitive

  • KB24

    Trade marshall for jerami grant, KOBE CAN MENTOR RANDLE POST UPS MOVES AND MID RANGE GAME,THEY HAVE THE SAME WORK ETCHIC TOO…..SMART,RANDLE AND GORDON ARE GYM RATS AND WORK ETHICS GUYS
    Celts draft smart?yes,we have a chance to form a big 3 of KOBE-LOVE-RONDO THEN kevins era KD-KLOve-RONDO

  • wardrobe99

    know we need Darren collison,Trevor Ariza,Danny Granger,Emeka Okafor,greg monroe,Rynn kelly,nick young,Gordon hayward

  • rival allmighty

    Randle was the obvious pick at that point…… to the simple mind. Nobody would of drafted lavine at 7 specially over randle…………… Except for me and jerry west. I’m just saying

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