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Podcast: Can Rajon Rondo keep the Lakers afloat while they wait for LeBron James?

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Rajon Rondo is due to return Thursday night. Will he be enough to steady the Lakers until LeBron James is ready to make his return?

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With a couple free days between games, the hosts of our shows could wander around a little bit. What resulted were a couple fun conversations about the Lakers.

Show Tiempo

On this week’s episode, Jordan Carruth and Alex Padilla talk about Jeanie Buss’ comments to Zach Lowe of ESPN about Luke Walton. Walton’s job security has been a topic of conversation since the day LeBron James signed, but Buss said the team is behind Walton.

Still, it’s hard not to wonder what she really meant. Is Luke actually safe for the season, or can Magic Johnson fire him when he wants?

Jordan and Alex also discussed the latest with LeBron’s injury. James still has not returned and there is no firm timetable of when he will make his return to the court. Why do the Lakers not disclose a timetable for James but are very open with Rajon Rondo and Lonzo Ball’s injuries?

Finally, they look ahead to what they think the team will look like with Rondo back, and will the Lakers sign Carmelo Anthony? Jordan says no Alex thinks what’s the worst that can happen?

Listen below for the full conversation. For more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

Locked on Lakers

On today’s episode, Pete and I finally address all the nonsense regarding Carmelo Anthony. It’s really saying something that I hesitated when asked if I would waive Lance Stephenson for Melo.

We then discuss what Rondo’s return means for the Lakers. Pete is genuinely curious what effect this might have all over the court, but most specifically in regards to Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, who benefit greatly from the presence of a primary creator on offense.

We also discuss the postseason and what it would take to be concerned about potentially missing it and whether the Lakers might make a trade for a playoff push.

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