It’s Monday, which means it’s time to open up the mailbag to answer whichever questions listeners might have about the Los Angeles Lakers. There were almost too many questions to get to, which is a good problem to have, but we made it work nonetheless.
To start the show, a listener wondered whether Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and the front office would consider Monty Williams as a means to appease Anthony Davis if Luke Walton didn’t pan out. This isn’t a simple yes or no question. On one hand, yes, Williams is a very good coach and would help in the way the listener thinks, but on the other, it doesn’t look like the Lakers are going to have a vacancy at that position any time soon, given the way the team is currently playing under Luke Walton.
Speaking of Davis, thanks to Jarrett Jack of all people, speculation was swirling about whether the Lakers could put together the insanely daunting trio of The Brow, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Our own Harrison Faigen spent way too long on the topic, but I added my two cents as well.
In terms of this actual team, quite a few people wanted to talk about Walton’s rotations and whether he and his coaching staff are noting some of the trends of this still fairly young season. First and foremost, yes, they probably are. If we’re seeing things, it’s probably safe to assume they’ve also noted those same observations and then some.
Beyond that, though, it would be kind of weird if they had a hard-line rotation this early in the year. I explain in the show why it’s not as simple as finding a rotation and sticking with it. This is all a process.
Other topics include: LeBron’s free throws, Lonzo Ball’s offensive woes, unimpressive wins, losing leads and plenty more.
As always, this is just a tidbit of the full context given in the shows. Listen to the full discussions below and please check out old episodes, or guarantee you won’t miss any ever again by subscribing to either “The Silver Screen and Roll Podcast” or “Locked on Lakers” on iTunes.