Lakers: Who is calling the shots with trade deadline ahead?

In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a stadium which will be home to the Los Angeles Football Club in Los Angeles. Johnson is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers organizati

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Magic Johnson has already laid the groundwork for his ascent into a high-level executive role with the Los Angeles Lakers. The legendary Laker has even stated his desire to run the show. 

Until an official announcement occurs, though, an important question remains: Who is calling the shots as the NBA trade deadline approaches?

Fred Roggin and Vinny Bonsignore attempt to bring clarity to this mess, while also discussing what Johnson can bring to the table when it comes to recruiting talent to a franchise that is staring down a fourth consecutive season under the 30-win threshold.

Listen below.

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