Randle fell just short of leading the Wildcats to a national championship. Perhaps he can help Kobe Bryant claim his sixth ring sometime down the road. If Pau Gasol leaves, Randle would likely start right away; if Gasol stays, Randle would likely be an oft-used backup. The 19-year-old has drawn comparisons to the Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph. It's easy to see why, between his lefty post game, his sturdy frame and his tenacity on the boards. There are many prime options still available, but Randle would fill one of the (many) voids the Lakers have.
Mark Cornelison, MCT