In the 2014 and 2015 NBA drafts, the Lakers appeared to establish their power forward rotation of the future when they selected Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr., respectively.
In their first season together a year ago, each player spent time starting at the four, but they were rarely ever on the court together, utilizing a faster, small-ball lineup. Instead, the Lakers implemented more “traditional” lineups.
But now with Luke Walton at the helm, the team will look to run a more modernized system that emphasizes floor spacing and versatility, which could lead to plenty of opportunities for the Lakers’ power forward duo to be on the court together. Nance told Los Angeles Daily News’ Mark Medina that he loves the possibility of playing alongside Randle.
Larry Nance Jr loves possibility of playing together with Randle— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 26, 2016
With Walton running the show now, the odds of Randle and Nance sharing the court together are more of a certainty than just a possibility. It is going to happen at some point, and the fans are just as excited for it as the players are.