PBT Podcast: Lakers talk — playoffs ?!? — with Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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The biggest surprise of the NBA season? The Los Angeles Lakers are fun to watch.

They are also 7-7, and it’s not crazy to mention the words “playoffs” and “Lakers” in the same sentence. Luke Walton has changed the attitude around the team and a few players — Julius Randle and Nick Young, most notably — have benefited and made significant strides under the new coach.

Baxter Holmes, who covers the Lakers for ESPN, joins Kurt Helin to discuss Walton, D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Young, and the rest of the young Lakers. What is going right in Los Angeles? And what does this mean for the tenure of Jim Buss running the Lakers’ basketball operations end?

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