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Lakers Roundtable: L.A. Times reporters discuss the team's struggles and playoff matchups

April 12, 2010 |  1:55 pm

In the latest segment of Lakers Roundtable, I thought it'd be best to treat The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner to fat-free chips and water to ensure a healthy run as the playoffs begin. After all, that's been the Lakers approach lately, what with guard Kobe Bryant out for two games (swollen right knee) and center Andrew Bynum (strained left Achilles' tendon) out until the postseason begins.

Among other highlights:

-- Why the Lakers are inconsistent.

-- Which first-round opponent (Oklahoma City, San Antonio or Portland) would be the most dangerous for the Lakers.

-- How the Lakers will phase Bynum back into the lineup.

-- How Turner is the best cook among the three of us.

-- Note: We mention how Bryant plans to play the two remaining regular season games. That news has changed as recently as this morning.

-- Mark Medina

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