Where the Lakers go from here & if Jordan Clarkson is part of those plans

The Lakers spent the week of the draft restructuring not only its roster, but the leadership of its team on the court. Is the franchise prepared for a quick return to glory, or will the rebuilding process have to continue?

Mark Medina, the Lakers beat writer for the Southern California News Group, examines how the Lakers are setting the organization up for future success in the latest “We Want Tacos” Lakers podcast. It includes audio from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson as well as one-on-one interviews with Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, Lakers center Ivica Zubac, and NBA TV analyst Isiah Thomas. Thomas, a longtime friend of Johnson and Hall of Fame point guard, offered insight on Ball’s long-term potential after visiting him at his Chino Hills home for a piece on NBA TV.


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Follow L.A. Daily News Lakers beat writer Mark Medina on Twitter and on Facebook. E-mail him at mmedina@scng.com. Subscribe to the “We Want Tacos” Lakers podcast on iTunes.