On Tuesday, the NBA made its plans for the offseason and the 2020-21 campaign official with a vote of confidence from the Board of Governors. Now, we know exactly when things are going to start ramping up, and while the most noteworthy talking point might be the immediacy of the December start date, the rapid-fire transaction window that will start before the 2020 NBA Draft on Nov. 18 is also notable.
The Lakers are will be one of two teams with substantially less vacation times than their peers on the heels of their four-month championship run at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The quick turnaround for them specifically may present a unique set of challenges and decisions. Which brings us to today’s episode.
On this week’s edition of “Talk-O Tuesday,” our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla discuss how the Lakers may be impacted by the 72-game schedule, as well as how they might approach each stage of the offseason. That includes whether or not they keep their draft pick, which of their own players they want to see be brought back and the pros and cons of a potential Chris Paul trade, the third of which would require them to get really creative.