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Lakers Podcast: How moving on from D’Angelo Russell might help Lonzo Ball

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Situation matters.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

With rookies in the NBA, few things matter more than situation. Some are talented enough to overcome just about anything, but for the vast majority of players entering the league, surroundings can be the difference between reaching one’s ceiling and falling short.

The Los Angeles Lakers seem ready to provide the right situation for Lonzo Ball, having potentially learned from the mistakes they made with D’Angelo Russell before sending him to Brooklyn.

With Harrison out of town, Anthony welcomed Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs and Locked on Nuggets to talk about not just Lonzo’s game, but how situation mattered for players as talented as even Ball and the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic.

The guys also cover the direction the Lakers are heading in under Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka’s leadership and why if it works out, Laker fans are never allowed to throw pity parties.

As always, if you enjoy the show, you can find our iTunes channel here (and give us a nice rating if you’re so inclined), or you can listen to the podcast directly through Audioboom below. If you’re interested in advertising on the show, email lakerslockedon@gmail.com. Lastly, don’t forget to follow Harrison and Anthony on Twitter at @hmfaigen and @AnthonyIrwinLA: