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Podcast: Can Rob Pelinka steer the Lakers in the right direction?

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It looks like Rob Pelinka will be making the biggest decisions for the Lakers from here on out. Will he deliver?

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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson & Rob Pelinka Los Angeles Lakers Media Availability Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers still haven’t said anything about the organization’s direction but they’ve left enough breadcrumbs to figuring out what fans can prepare themselves for. Today’s shows discuss that situation and what it might mean both short- and long-term.

Show Tiempo

On this episode, Alex Padilla and Jordan Carruth discuss Luke Walton moving on to become the Kings Head coach and Jeanie Buss having to make the biggest decision of her tenure as Lakers owner: sticking with Rob Pelinka as some iteration of general manager and the next Lakers head coach.

They discuss why they both think it’s a bad move to have Pelinka be the one to interview the candidates for head coach. How long of a leash does he have this crucial off season?

Jordan and Alex then talk about how important this summer is for the organization, not only for the construction of a new roster but the construction of a new front office.

Finally, the guys award the first ever “Showie Awards”. They rip off categories from The Office and award it to members of the Lakers organization for this season of basketball!

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

On today’s show, Pete and I outline the direction we believe the Lakers are going to go in given all that we’ve heard behind the scenes (#sauces) and everything we’ve seen thus far. All signs point to Pelinka being made some type of shot caller with Kurt “Theon” Rambis somehow involved. With that as the case, Pete and I analyze what that means. He’s more optimistic than I am.

After a couple segments of that, we open up the mailbag to answer questions you have for Pete and me specifically. We start with a fascinating question about Lonzo Ball and whether his posture might be the cause of his injury woes. We also talk about our predictions for this summer and whether all this post-Magic drama will have an impact on the Lakers’ chances at free agents.

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.