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Lakers Podcast: Why would Lakers sign Yi Jianlian?

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Los Angeles may have found a player for their final roster spot.

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The Los Angeles Lakers made some puzzling news on Tuesday night when Marc Stein reported the team was attempting to bring Yi Jianlian to the NBA, presumably to play for their team (It was reported later Tuesday that a deal had been agreed to).

This news unfortunately broke right after hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin has finished recording the latest episode of Locked on Lakers, but they came back and tried to figure out what the team might be thinking with this potential move, and if they think Yi will make his triumphant NBA return in purple and gold.

Before they get there, the two discussed whether they thought Nick Young would remain on the Lakers’ roster after his attempt to mend fences with D’Angelo Russell, as well as what they thought of Kobe Bryant’s comments about Luke Walton, championship basketball, and the team’s young core.

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