Lakers Podcast: With Playoff Chances Dwindling, What’s Next?
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have had more than their share of struggles this season, and as the losses to bad teams continue to pile up, the playoffs are looking less and less likely.

With LeBron James leading the team, the Lakers were expected to be part of the playoffs, but short of a historic run, it doesn’t appear they will reach that goal.

On this episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, host Trevor Lane is joined by Jorge Sedano of ESPN to discuss the fallout from the team’s struggles. Where do they go from here? And who is to blame for the team’s struggles?

Plus, head coach Luke Walton has seemingly been on the hot seat since the early days of the season. If the Lakers do indeed fail to make the playoffs, will he be able to hang onto his job? And is a coaching change really what the team needs at this point?

We also dive into James and his struggles with injury and how his presence influenced the decisions that were made when the roster was put together. Was the decision to not target shooters in free agency a sign of an inexperienced front office? Should James have stepped in and made it known that he would have preferred to play with shooters?

Sedano spent years covering James when he played for the Miami Heat and gives insight into how he is going to react to the team’s inability to get wins when it mattered most.

Plus, what will this season mean for the Lakers’ chances to land a major free agent in the offseason?

Reminder: Vivid Seats is the Official Ticket Reseller of LakersNation.com. New Customers use “LAKERSNATION” (all CAPS) in the Vivid Seats App on your phone and get 10% off any Lakers home game ticket order for the remainder of the season.

You May Also Like

Lakers Podcast: On D’Angelo Russell’s Work Ethic & Fit With Lonzo Ball

The Los Angeles Lakers are no stranger to drama and recent comments by former coach Byron Scott will only continue that trend…

Lakers Podcast: L.A.’s Free Agency Plans, Chris Paul Trade, & Latest Paul George Rumors

The NBA offseason is off to a roaring start and appears to have no interest in letting up….

Lakers Podcast: Latest Andre Iguodala Rumor, Frank Vogel’s Surprising Plan For Rajon Rondo’s Minutes

The Los Angeles Lakers may not have opened the 2019-20 NBA season with a win like fans were hoping, but taking a loss…

Lakers Podcast: Jimmy Butler Open To Joining LeBron James, Why L.A. Is Likely To Make Midseason Trade, Svi Mykhailiuk & Moe Wagner Competing For Minutes

The Los Angeles Lakers made one of the biggest moves of the summer when they signed LeBron James in free agency…