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The Lakers would have to really fall apart, but few things could better sum up this season than matching exactly last year’s win total despite having LeBron James.

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Welcome to the darkest timeline. Today’s podcasts address the situation the Los Angeles Lakers currently find themselves in, and how best to move forward.

Show Tiempo

Show Tiempo with Alex Padilla and Jordan Carruth this week talks about two very depressing questions. Will the Lakers match their 2018 win total of 35, and should the Lakers trade LeBron James in the offseason?

In 2018 the Lakers won 35 games, this season they have 30 so far and play the seventh-toughest remaining schedule in the NBA. Alex and Jordan go game-by-game, and try and find five games that the Lakers have a realistic shot at winning. Spoiler Alert, they can’t.

Should the Lakers trade LeBron? It sounds like a ridiculous question, and probably is because they would never do it, but Alex explains why he thinks James should be traded to a contender, while Jordan has a tough time trying to find a reason why they shouldn’t move the superstar.

And Luke Walton is almost certainly not going to be the Lakers head coach next season, but Alex and Jordan talk about whether it matters who the coach is unless this roster is significantly improved.

Finally, they talk about celebrities, like Snoop Dogg, tweeting their anger about the Lakers season. Listen below for the full episode and, for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

Locked on Lakers

Rather than join in on the multitude of people trying to divvy out blame for this thoroughly disappointing season, on today’s episode, Pete and I try to find people associated with the Lakers who have the least amount of egg on their face. Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and (to a lesser extent) Lonzo Ball come to mind. We explain why.

We then move on to look ahead at the remaining 18 games. The Lakers can go in two directions here: Either they can tank for as high of a draft position as they can get, or continue to fight to the end the season on as high a note as they can. We spend a segment on each scenario, and then give our preference on how we’d like to see this last quarter of the season approached.

Our full conversation can be listened to below. 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.