Lakers News: Julius Randle On Team Potentially Drafting Karl-Anthony Towns

With the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25, the Los Angeles Lakers will be armed with the 2nd, 27th and 34th picks. After keeping their top-five protected pick last week, the Lakers are currently working out prospects at the team’s practice facility.

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On Thursday, the Lakers worked out potential prospects with their late first round pick, which included Justin Anderson and Delon Wright. At the team’s practice facility, last season’s lottery pick Julius Randle was also in attendance and working out. After being cleared for full contact half court drills, Randle was asked about the possibility of another Kentucky prospect being drafted via Bill Oram of the Orange County Register:

Between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor, there are conflicting reports on who the Minnesota Timberwolves will select with the first overall pick. While the Lakers will likely keep their pick, general manager Mitch Kupchak has said that it would have to be a ‘heck of an opportunity’ for the team to consider trading it.

After failing to make the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the Lakers have an opportunity to build a foundation and continue their rebuild. Along with Randle and the second overall pick, the Lakers have Jordan Clarkson and cap space over the next two off-seasons to pursue free agents.

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