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Podcast: Do the Lakers have the patience to be great, not just good?

There is, obviously, quite a huge difference.

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A topic of concern among the Los Angeles Lakers fan base is whether the front office will trade for (insert superstar X). More often than not, that superstar in question is Paul George and, given yet another early playoff disappointment, the chances seem pretty high something like this come true.

This isn’t without risk, though. As they currently stand, the gap between the Lakers’ floor and ceiling is terrifyingly huge. If they make a trade for a star, they risk giving up the wrong piece, who could have more potentially than whoever they acquire.

If they pass on trading one of the kids for George, and those prospects don’t live up to their potential, then they look pretty stupid for missing on that opportunity.

To talk us through these scenarios and look at the overall direction of the organization, Matt Moore of CBS Sports hopped on the pod. He provided a larger-scale view of how the franchise is looked at across the league, which is certainly interesting. He also gave his thoughts on the young core and the new front office.

Enjoy this one if, for no other reason than that Harrison missed the show.

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