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Podcast: Should the Lakers sign D’Angelo Russell if given the chance?

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In an unlikely turn of events, D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers may be on the verge of one of the most shocking reunions in recent NBA history — but would it be the best use of L.A.’s cap space?

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With yet another potential franchise-altering free agency period fast approaching, the Lakers once again find themselves as the center of attention, linked to multiple players and with important basketball decisions to make. One such determination will revolve around the viability of a potential reunion between the team and its’ former lottery pick — D’Angelo Russell.

Silver Screen & Roll Podcast

The Lakers undoubtedly will have big fish on their minds ahead of Sunday’s start of free-agency, but recent news has suggested they may currently have Russell circled in as their “top target” if things don’t shake their way with the other assumed max players available.

Hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla discussed the team’s upcoming free-agency options, and debated whether the Lakers should go full steam ahead with a Russell reconciliation in the event things do not pan out with the upper-echelon names, or if the team would be better off breaking up the available cap-room on multiple players to fill out the roster.

Also discussed on this week’s episode was a conversation on Kyle Kuzma’s potential fit beside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and whether the organization may have begun not so subtly distancing themselves from Magic Johnson based on their reported interest in specific free agents.

You can listen to the episode 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

Pete and I open today’s show by extending a discussion from Tuesday’s episode about James and Davis making the best NBA Jam tandem the game has ever seen. This took place after Pete took issue with me wondering if he’s ever played the game. Looks like a few games between us are in our future.

We then turn our attention back to free agency with a game of “Would You Rather” where I present a superstar on one end of the equation, and a combination of role players on the other. This allows us to more specifically talk about the outcomes of this summer.

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.