2010 NBA Draft Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers High on Jerome Randle, Brian Zoubek

June 22nd, 2010 by John Haverford Leave a reply »
With the 2010 NBA Draft drawing near, the Los Angeles Lakers are turning their heads toward the dozens of prospects in this year's pool of young players.

With the 43rd and 58th overall picks in this year's NBA Draft, the Lakers are looking to add a reserve player who will make the roster next season.

The primary motivation of the Lakers front office is to fill out the rest of the roster with young but inexpensive players who will have a limited financial impact on the team's next luxury tax bill.

High on the Lakers' list are Cal's Jerome Randle (PG), Duke's Brian Zoubek (C), and Notre Dame's Luke Harangody (PF).

The Lakers see Luke Harangody as a hard worker and physical player whose work ethic and presence in the post would be a welcome addition to the champion Lakers.

Likewise, the Lakers view Duke center Brian Zoubek as a player who will defend the paint, gobble up defensive rebounds, and utilize his great length to challenge opposing offenses.

However, the player the Lakers seem most enamored with is California's Jerome Randle, a speedy but undersized point guard who carried the California Golden Bears to i ...

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