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Lakers Podcast: Why the Lakers should keep Yi Jianlian

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Even if he doesn’t play, his contract has value.

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With the Los Angeles Lakers not playing another game until Wednesday, there isn’t much to discuss other than which two players the team might be forced to move on from before the regular season begins.

Yi Jianlian, Thomas Robinson, and Metta World Peace seem to be the three candidates most firmly on the bubble, and hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin brought on Silver Screen and Roll’s own Ben Rosales to explain why it’s nearly guaranteed that the Lakers will hang on to Yi.

Later in the latest episode of Locked on Lakers, Harrison finds some of Anthony’s worst takes of all-time for their newest game, #TerribleTakeTuesdays, and the three also discussed Draymond Green’s comments on Julius Randle potentially being better than him one day.

As always, if you enjoy the show, you can find our iTunes channel here (and give us a nice rating if you’re so inclined), or you can listen to the podcast directly through Audioboom below. Lastly, don’t forget to follow Harrison and Anthony on Twitter at @hmfaigen and @AnthonyIrwinLA: