The Los Angeles Lakers gave up an estimated 1.7 million free-throws to James Harden Thursday night. Wait. Hold on. There went another one. Part of that had to do with Harden’s propensity to draw fouls, and also with NBA referees’ inability to not fall for his flopping around.
For the Lakers specifically, though, it had something to do with personnel, and it would seem they’re getting ready to change that. Today’s podcast contest covers whether such a trade might make sense.
The guys start off by discussing Harrison’s first memory of being in the Lakers’ locker room, and how his first interaction with Kobe went (not super well).
After a tough loss on the road to the Rockets, they also discussed James Harden’s annoying ability to get every call from the officials.
And with Kyle Kuzma stepping up his game of late, the conversation turned to why he has been able to be a good fit with LeBron, compared to two other young players in Lonzo and Ingram.
Another topic discussed is the level of patience that Lakers management and fans will have in terms of the development of Kuzma, Lonzo and Ingram. Jas also asks Harrison who he believes will the be first one traded out of the three. Here’s where we note that all three are reportedly safe, for now.
The podcast wraps up with some Anthony Davis talk, as well as how the guys think the Lakers season will end. Listen to the full episode below and subscribe on iTunes to make sure you don’t miss any episodes.
Locked on Lakers
On today’s episode, I dug as far as I can into this whole Trevor Ariza situation. While Kentavious Caldwell-Pope offers value given his skillset, Ariza’s ability to slide up and down the position chart makes him a slightly better fit. A couple other names have come up recently too, so I also analyzed their fit.
Listen right here for the full episode, and subscribe on iTunes to make sure you don’t miss any of Pete and I making fun of Harrison’s terrible salsa takes.