The Los Angeles Lakers' Thursday night went about as badly as it could've gone. The team suffered a dispiriting and unexpected 88-80 loss at the hands of the far less heralded Cleveland Cavaliers Las Vegas Summer League team.
A loss in summer league ultimately isn't the end of the world, but then the team appeared to lose power forward Larry Nance, Jr. for an extended stretch when the sophomore forward was forced to leave the court upon hitting the deck and coming up clutching his right wrist. The preliminary diagnosis was a fractured right hand.
If that left you feeling pretty gloomy about the Lakers, that's totally understandable, but the team may have gotten a small bit of good news on Friday morning. Following his report that the Boston Celtics were trying to trade for Blake Griffin, Sean Deveney of Sporting News said on the Locked on Celtics podcast that he predicted the Los Angeles Clippers forward will start the season on the Celtics roster.
Why might that be good news for the Lakers? Hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen discussed that, as well as the Lakers' loss last night and its implications going forward on the latest episode of Locked on Lakers. You can listen to the show below, or subscribe to the show on iTunes so you never miss a new episode, and please give us a good review if you like what you hear!