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Lakers Podcast: Is Luke Walton properly handling the Lakers’ bench?

Los Angeles’ reserves have been great, but are there too many injuries to keep them together?

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The Los Angeles Lakers have officially been bitten by the injury bug. The team is waiting for an update on D’Angelo Russell. Nick Young, Jose Calderon, and Larry Nance, Jr. are out (although Nance was cleared to play, but sat out anyway).

The team additionally lost Tarik Black to an ankle sprain in their loss to the Utah Jazz, and all of the injuries led hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin to ask: should Luke Walton further break up his bench so the starters have at least some playmaking?

The two hosts discussed that, as well as the game as a whole and Russell’s NBA Finals hopes on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers.

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