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Podcast: With LeBron James returning and DeAndre Jordan to the bench, the Lakers might finally make sense
Let’s try to recap one of the busiest Lakers days in recent memory, an eventful few hours that saw LeBron James return, DeAndre Jordan get benched, injury updates on Avery Bradley and Trevor Ariza and more.
There are opportunities aplenty for other Lakers to step up in the upcoming 10 days.
The Lakers hung on for a victory on Sunday behind their Big Three while debuting a new wrinkle in their rotation with LeBron James at center.
Frank Vogel went super small and found success. More of that please.
If Frank Vogel won’t adjust to the roster he has, then it’s going to be tough to continue to defend him as the Lakers’ coach.
Thank you for your services, Avery Bradley. Talen Horton-Tucker can take over for the Lakers from here.
Anthony Davis clearly needs someone else to help shoulder the burden, so LeBron James returning is a welcome sight.
The Lakers clearly have issues and, while help is on the way in the form of LeBron James, they can’t rely solely on him to fix all that currently ails them.
Other than tie his shoes faster, of course.
Kent Bazemore has quietly seen his role diminished despite the Lakers’ lengthy injury list. Could another demotion be on the way?
The Lakers notched their biggest win of the season behind Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. More of that, please.
11 games in, the Lakers have flashed some positives, but there. are reasons for concern about this roster, too.
Russell Westbrook was brought to make life easier on those around him. But he deserves time to turn things around, he’s been more of a burden on the Lakers than anything else.
Were expectations for the Lakers heading into this season too high?
The Lakers are hobbled and haven’t looked good consistently against a couple of the worst teams in the NBA. So where should they even start to fix this?
Anthony Davis started at center out of necessity, but that could be something Lakers fans could get used to.
One of the voters who left Dwight Howard off of their top 75 players in NBA history ballot explained their choice.
Laughing at James Harden is more fun than thinking about the Lakers right now.
When something as ugly as the Lakers’ loss to the Thunder happens, there’s always plenty of blame to go around.
The Lakers have to find ways to optimize Russell Westbrook. Rajon Rondo is the opposite of that, but the team found a few other strategies to help him against the Spurs.
The Lakers have been quite the rollercoaster. Have we learned anything definitively quite yet?
The Lakers finally picked up a win on Sunday and showed how much fun and impressive they could be this season in the process
Sure, the Lakers can technically learn from their mistakes Friday night, but will they?
Frank Vogel is going to have to step out of his comfort zone given the flawed roster he’s been tasked with managing.