Lakers News Feed: Breaking Down Jason Kidd Rumors, LeBron James Appeasing Basketball Gods By Not Tanking
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers season isn’t over but the vultures are already circling head coach Luke Walton. With most expecting the team will part ways with the head coach at the conclusion of what has been a disappointing 2018-19 NBA season, names are already beginning to emerge about who might replace him at the helm.

On this episode of the Lakers Nation News Feed, host Trevor Lane breaks down the rumor that former Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd might be a candidate for the job. Kidd is one of the greatest point guards in NBA history but is he the right fit for the Lakers?

Additionally, since the Lakers won’t be making the playoffs, an argument can be made for them to lose as many games as possible for the remainder of the season in order to increase their draft lottery odds. LeBron James, however, doesn’t agree with that.

While it’s possible the Lakers will hold James out of certain games which will significantly decrease their chances of winning, he has no plans to take his foot off the gas pedal. Do the basketball gods really reward teams who continue to put forth their best effort to win? Or is this a stance that could burn the Lakers as it flies in the face of basic math?

Plus, would tanking reflect poorly enough on the franchise to turn away some free agents this summer? There are a lot of things to consider, but don’t expect the Lakers to call it quits on the season until the clock strikes zero in their final game.

You May Also Like

2018-19 Lakers Season Preview: Can Kyle Kuzma Make The Leap To NBA Stardom?

The Los Angeles Lakers have made a habit out of finding talent late in the NBA Draft, but even they outdid themselves…

Lakers Podcast: Why The Tank-Killing Win Streak May Be Blessing In Disguise

The Los Angeles Lakers are on a winning streak, and because of it they are now less likely to have a 2017 first round pick, but it’s not all bad…

Lakers Podcast: Celebrating Kobe Bryant, NBA’s Potential Return Plans, HORSE Falls Short

When Kobe Bryant took the floor for the final game of his incredible career, fans knew it was going to be something special…

Lakers Podcast: Lonzo Ball’s Progress, Rajon Rondo In Mentor Role, Kyle Kuzma Raining Threes

The Los Angeles Lakers are in the middle of the Las Vegas Summer League and the Lakers Nation crew is here on location to check out the action…