Lakers coach Phil Jackson weighed in on the Clippers’ trade with the Knicks, saying:
“(Zach) Randolph gives them an inside presence. 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 (Davis) out there I don’t think the guard situation that (Cuttino) Mobley gave them (was working).”
Someone asked Jackson if he thought the deal would make an impact on the races.
“I don’t know how that works,” he said. “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.”