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Podcast: Using the Lakers' remaining schedule to figure out if they can still make the playoffs

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The Lakers will probably need 17 wins to squeeze into the playoffs. Looking at the schedule, it’s hard to see where they all might come from.

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The Los Angeles Lakers currently sit at 28-29, with 25 games remaining of what’s been a pretty frustrating season thus far. Today’s podcast content will look at the the remainder of this season and some larger picture topics that extend beyond this year.

The Lake Show

Let’s start with what’s immediately in front of us. The Lakers have 25 games to make up for the three that currently separate them from the Clippers and two that stand between them and the Sacramento Kings. Could either of those teams fall off as the pressure mounts? Sure, but relying on that is a great way to underperform.

As an exercise on today’s “The Lake Show,” Harrison and I break down the rest of this season game-by-game just to see how close the Lakers might get to the 17 wins that probably earns them a playoff birth. This really serves to hammer home just how difficult the home stretch is going to get.

Also covered in the show: All-Star Weekend, D’Angelo Russell throwing shade and how the Lakers should use their final roster spot. My take on that might surprise you.

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

Locked on Lakers

With the focus being on the immediate future on today’s “Lake Show,” today’s “Locked on Lakers” takes a look at some of the changes the Lakers should really consider organizationally, starting at the very top.

To have this conversation, I welcome Dave Schilling. We start by asking a fairly simple question: Has this season even been fun? (It has not)

From there, we look at why it hasn’t been all that much fun and how things could turn around — either during the next couple months or in the years to come. Things got real.

The full discussion can be listened to below, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.