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Podcast: Imagining end-of-season scenarios for the Lakers

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How will this Laker season be viewed historically if it has already ended?

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On today’s episode of “I Love Basketball”, Anthony and Sabreena decide it is finally time to ask the important question: is the 2019-20 NBA season finished?

Four weeks have passed since the NBA suspended its season, and there are more questions now than there were at that time. Anthony and Sabreena go through the motivations the league has to consider if it is to resume play, including the revenue at stake, the effects on the 2020-21 season, and the longterm effects of changing the league calendar. They also give their personal impressions of whether or not the season is over.

Then, they turn to how this Lakers season will be remembered historically depending on whether basketball comes back or not. For example, would it be better for the season to be over now, or for the Lakers to lose in the playoffs to a team like the LA Clippers or Milwaukee Bucks?

Finally, they go through how Rob Pelinka and the Lakers should approach the offseason without the benefit of postseason data, and how the Lakers could fill out their roster in the offseason. The Lakers will have their full mid-level exception because they’re going into the summer as a team over the salary cap, and there won’t be too man teams with cap space.

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