2. Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings are another team that is in a very similar situation to the Los Angeles Lakers. Sacramento is in full rebuild mode, and rightfully so as the team has not made the postseason since 2006. With DeMarcus Cousins now gone to the New Orleans Pelicans, there is no real hope for the Kings to win anytime soon.
With that in mind, the team should be set out in obtaining as much young talent as they can. With expiring contracts, the Kings have the flexibility to add two young talents from the Lakers.
For the right price, such as a Vince Carter package with another young starter, the Kings may be able to get both Randle and Clarkson out of the Lakers. Clarkson is the fourth highest paid Laker, and although he is young and very good, Los Angeles cannot afford that with superstars in mind. With the Lakers desperation, the Kings can cash out.
Sacramento did sign veteran power forward Zach Randolph in the offseason, but at this point in his career, he may be better suited for a sixth man role. Plus, Randle can learn a lot under a veteran power forward like Randolph, a luxury he currently does not have with the Los Angeles Lakers.
If the Lakers are all in on these reported Lakers rumors around several superstars, it may be in their best interest to deal away both Randle and Clarkson in a package. The best suitor for those two young talents has to be the rebuilding Kings.