The Los Angeles Lakers are on a five-game winning streak after picking up an impressive come-from-behind victory over the San Antonio Spurs. With the team riding high, we take a look at what has allowed them to be so successful.
Lonzo Ball is back from injury and suddenly red-hot from 3-point territory, so what does that mean for all those who said his jumper was broken at the beginning of the season? Plus, how important has the inspired play of Julius Randle been to the success of the Lakers, and will that mean they have to sign him to a new deal this summer?
If they don’t keep Randle, will that cause free agents to steer clear of Los Angeles?
The recent run of strong play has created optimism about the young core and their future, but are they good enough to stand pat this summer? Or do the Lakers need a splashy free agent signing in order to make the leap to the next level?
We also take a look at the team’s current record. With 28 wins already on the books and 20 games left to play, how many victories will the Laekrs finish the season with? They have already eclipsed last season’s win total, but how high can they climb? Are the playoffs out of the question?
We also discuss the team’s rumored pursuit of LeBron James and Paul George once they become free agents. If the Lakers are able to sign James, will that start a domino effect where the team’s young core has to be traded away? Is that a trade-off that Lakers fans would accept?
All that and much more on this episode of the Lakers Nation podcast, just click the player above.
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