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Podcast: Would the Lakers benefit from a new playoff format?

The NBA has discussed a handful of new playoff formats, and a few of them would give the Lakers an easier path to the NBA Finals.

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Although nothing is concrete for right now, especially given the current climate of the world as we try to get through the coronavirus pandemic, recent reports suggest the NBA will eventually resume play in some form.

On Saturday, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass released a statement (via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN), stating that the league was having “exploratory conversations” about finishing their season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex inside of Walt Disney World in Orlando. If both sides come to an agreement, the NBA is hoping to resume games in late July.

What basketball will look like when (and if) it returns however, is still very much in limbo. With questions of whether teams should jump right into the playoffs, or if changes to the postseason structure are needed altogether, there are many questions still left to be answered before the season starts, which brings us to today’s episode.

On this week’s edition of Talk-O-Tuesday, our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla discuss everything that is currently being discussed and considered for the NBA’s return. Among those details, the Alex’s also go through each potential playoff format and analyze which structure would benefit the Lakers the most, and which would make their road to a championship even harder.

You can listen to the full episode below, and to make sure you never miss a single one, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Alex and Alex on Twitter at @AlexmRegla and @alexpadilla86.