Lakers’ Point Guards Go MIA, Season on the Brink

22m | May 21, 2023

Let’s just call it what it appears to be: The Lakers have run out of gas.

D’Angelo Russell and Dennis Schroder have been more invisible than Casper, Jamal Murray is hotter than a sizzling fajita skillet at your favorite Mexican restaurant, and when Nikola Jokic is a footnote and the Lakers still can’t figure it out, it’s not a good sign for what’s about to come.

The Lakers are caught somewhere in between thinking about what’s next and trying to stay present to take at least one game in these Western Conference Finals, but it’s going to take more than just Anthony Davis or LeBron James—or even Austin Reaves—for LA to have it their way at least one time vs. a better Denver team.

The Nuggets are talented, deep, connected, and that’s what has the Lakers on life support as they try desperately not to have their season ended on Monday in a four-game sweep. 

Ethan returns on a solo ride to discuss what has happened to the Lakers, offer some potential perspective, and how the Lakers can get back into the series one game at a time. 

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