Can Lakers new power forward Julius Randle help the team rebuild?

Jun 27, 2014

2014 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Julius Randle (R) of Kentucky shakes hands NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected with the #7 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images); Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Lakers selected Julius Randle yesterday in the first round of the NBA Draft, while the Clippers, with the 28th overall pick, nabbed CJ Wilcox.

The 19-year-old Randle averaged 15.0 points on 50 percent shooting and 10.4 rebounds in his freshman season for the University of Kentucky.

Wilcox, a shooting guard from the University of Washington, averaged 14.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the field, 38.9 percent from three-point range, over his four-year career.

Are Randle and Wilcox good picks for the L.A. teams? How do certain picks complement certain teams? 


A. Martinez, co-host of Take Two



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