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We start today’s questions with options next summer. If both were available, who fits better for the Los Angeles Lakers between Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson. To be clear, I don’t think Thompson will even be available given how solid things seem to be with the Golden State Warriors, but for the sake of this hypothetical, we’ll operate as if it’s a possibility.
The answer to this (especially if Leonard is healthy) is pretty clearly Leonard, but the reasons why might surprise you, as well as the context under which Leonard would be joining the Lakers and his standing with potential teammate LeBron James.
Next, I discuss a schedule change that would have Western Conference teams playing Eastern Conference ones more often. It’s the beginning of addressing the difference in caliber between the two conferences, but I don’t think it would necessarily fix the issue. To me, the only way the gap can be closed is if Eastern Conference teams are no longer rewarded with postseason appearances despite being so much worse than their counterparts in the west.
The most interesting question was whether the Lakers have anyone on the roster who might be able to play alongside LeBron in next year’s All Star game. This is a really fun topic I’m sure we’ll cover again sometime.
Also covered: more center talk, cap space allocation, Ingram as a point guard, and plenty more.
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