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How Rob Pelinka set the Lakers — and Frank Vogel — up to fail

Editor’s Note: When a team underachieves to the extent the 2021-22 Lakers did, it is paramount that the organization’s decision-makers not only identify why things went wrong, but that they incorporate what they learned into future decisions. In this series of posts, Darius Soriano will examine some of the lessons from this Lakers’ season and why they mattered so much to their downfall. First up, we look at the dissonance between the roster construction and the head coach...

It’s September 23, 2021 and Rob Pelinka seems very content and at ease.