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Podcast: Will Dwight Howard and Avery Bradley join the Lakers in Orlando?

The Lakers could be without two of their key role players in Orlando.

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In what presumably looked like a slam dunk agreement for an NBA return between the league, the Board of Governors and the Players’ Assocation, the world has drastically changed. Over the past week, several players — spearheaded by Kyrie Irving, Avery Bradley and Dwight Howard — have vocalized their concerns with basketball potentially overshadowing ongoing social and racial movements: a cause that could mean those players sitting out when the season returns altogether.

On this week’s edition of Talk-O-Tuesday, our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla discuss Irving, Bradley and Howard’s current stance, how Bradley and Howard’s absence would impact the Lakers’ title chances and how the team would potentially fill their void. Howard and Bradley have to make their decision by June 24, according to a memo sent out by the NBA on Tuesday.

Also discussed is the latest on life inside the Orlando bubble, including Coronavirus detecting mood rings. No, seriously — here’s the report via Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Players will also have the option of wearing an Oura smart ring that may help with the early detection of the coronavirus and will track temperature, respiratory and heart rate and other measures.

If green doesn’t mean you almost traded meaningful assets for a star player on campus, the developers did something wrong.

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

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