The 2018-19 Lakers season is mercifully nearing its end (though not nearly quickly enough) and the rumors are already swirling for what will be yet another crucial offseason. Out podcasts cover all you need to know.
There were rumors that Doc Rivers was interested in joining the Lakers next season, but on Tuesday he shut down those rumors by announcing that he had agreed to an extension with the Clippers. Alex and Jordan discuss who is a more attractive organization to join this summer, the Clippers or the Lakers.
In an interview, Kobe Bryant addressed the Lakers pursuit of Anthony Davis before the trade deadline, saying he also would have gone after the perennial All-Star even though the asking price was high. The guys talk about if they agree or disagree with Kobe. Kobe also shut down any speculation about the possibility of him joining the Lakers organization as an executive or coach.
Jordan quizzes Alex with useless facts about the Lakers season. Hard to believe this team started the season going 10-4 and have now dropped to 1-9 in the month of March with only 31 wins on the season, 4 wins fewer than they had all last season.
And finally Jordan has a game plan on how to manage LeBron James’ minutes for the rest of this season. The Lakers have refused to shut him down for the season, so Jordan has a compromise on when and how often James should play the remainder of the year.
Locked on Lakers
On today’s show, I welcomed Bill Oram of The Athletic to talk about how the Lakers have handled Luke Walton, and what it says about the state of the organization. It’s fair to wonder whether firing Luke actually addresses some much larger concerns facing the Lakers as a whole.
We also get into what this first season means to LeBron, and what impact his stint with the Lakers might have on his legacy of the rest of his tenure follows in the same way this first year has gone.
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