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Lakers Podcast: Trying to make sense of the Derrick Rose free agency rumors

It isn’t easy.

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The Los Angeles Lakers refuse to be boring, no matter the affect it might have on the hearts and souls of their fan base. Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka reportedly held a meeting with Derrick Rose Thursday, because of course they did.

To start the show, the guys try to put into perspective why the response to Rose tends to contain such vitriol, and why he just doesn’t make any sense given what the Lakers are looking for from their backup point guard. Not only that, there’s a non-zero possibility he actively hurts the team.

Once the guys explained why he doesn’t check any of the necessary boxes and whether or not there are any actual good reasons to sign him, they went through other options and directions the Lakers could go in. As there are other able bodies out there who could step in and not be Derrick Rose. That’s certainly the hope.

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