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Podcast: Free Alex Caruso

Let's talk about Alex Caruso, Jason Kidd coaching rumors, and everything else going on around the Lakers.

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Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 113-100 during game six of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoff basketball game. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

Alex Caruso found himself in some legal trouble this week because of Texas’ marijuana laws just weeks before he really digs into free agency. So today on “The 30,” I joined Jas Kang to discuss Caruso being arrested in College Station, the impact it might have on his free agency, whether it might affect how the Lakers think of him, and if his parents now think that the evil west coast corrupted their pure baby boy.

Interestingly enough, beyond LeBron James weighing in on how he’ll get Caruso out of jail if need be, one player did chime who made me raise my eyebrow just a bit:

The Lakers are obviously all on record saying how aware they all are about their playoff shooting woes this season, and Redick just might help in that regard. Yes, you guys, we are in late June and the Lakers aren’t currently playing. Of course my mind is wandering.

From there, Jas and I segue over to the apparently ever-expanding list of teams reportedly interested in Jason Kidd as their next head coach. If Kidd does indeed leave for another team, what would that do to the Lakers’ locker room, and how might the Lakers replace him?

Another way to look at it is to wonder what the Lakers might do to keep Kidd in the organization. Fortunately, we haven’t seen anything close to whispers on the Lakers being desperate to do so.

You can listen to all that and more on the full episode in the player embedded below, and to make sure you don’t miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

And for a short-form recap pod, check out Lakers Lowdown, in which Anthony Irwin recaps the previous day’s news and gets you ready for the day ahead in LakerLand, every weekday morning on the Silver Screen & Roll Podcast feed.