Here’s what Lakers coach Phil Jackson had to say about the trade before Friday’s game with the Nuggets.
“Randolph gives them an inside presence,” Jackson said. “For whatever it cost them in that process, I think it was a pretty good deal for them.
“Randolph is a good offensive rebounder. He’s a guy who can create stuff on his own on the inside. I think they’re ready to move on and try to do some different things. With Baron out there I don’t think the guard situation that Mobley gave them (was working out).
“Looking at Elton Brand and Philadelphia, everything isn’t coming up roses for them. They’re still learning how to play together. You know, it will take a while for teams to
figure out the personalities.”