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Podcast: Where should the Lakers go after Luke Walton?

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The Lakers feel pretty rudderless now, and they’ll have to change that relatively soon if they want to attract decent candidates to replace Magic Johnson and Luke Walton.

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After a busy weekend for the Los Angeles Lakers, our show hosts were tasked with figuring out where the organization might go from here. One thing is for sure: Jeanie Buss is going to be held accountable in ways she never has been before.

I Love Basketball

In the latest episode of “I Love Basketball," Sasha and Sabreena find it very hard to say goodbye to the 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers after a spirited end to the regular season spurred by the South Bay squad.

They do, however, have no trouble bidding farewell to Magic Johnson and Luke Walton as they discuss the latest front-office shakeup in Los Angeles. With the head coaching job now available, they go through the names being rumored for the position, including Ty Lue, Monty Williams, and Juwan Howard.

They then make a brief defense of Mike Muscala for making the most of his ultimately doomed Laker tenure before awarding the best dunk of the final week of the season.

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

Locked on Lakers

Before I got to your mailbag questions, I gave my read on how mutual the separation was between Walton and the Lakers. With Pelinka spearheading the search for Walton’s replacement, it seems all but official that he will remain with the Lakers, and there wasn’t much trust on either side of the Pelinka/Walton equation.

Listener questions focused heavily on where the team might and should go from here. Those are two very different things. There was obviously talk of the next head coach and whether the Lakers might hire a new president of basketball operations, but I was also able to touch on what it might mean for the Lakers now that David Griffin and not, say, Mike Zarren (the Celtics assistant general manager) got the top job in New Orleans.

You can listen to the entire episode 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.