There were very few things to like about the way the Los Angeles Lakers played on their four-game road trip, so on today’s podcasts our hosts look ahead to the near future, which could include Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram and an inspired Lonzo Ball.
Can You Dig It?
On this week’s episode of “Can You Dig It?”, Christian and Grant welcome Lonzo Wire site manager Jacob Rude to the show to talk about the strides Lonzo Ball has made over the past couple of games.
While the Lakers didn’t have a successful road trip as a team, Ball played his best individual basketball of the season.
In the last four games, Ball averaged 14 points on 48.9 percent shooting from the field, 6 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.8 steals. During that time, he also notched his first triple-double of the season and scored a season-high 23 points.
Is this just another one of Ball’s hot streaks, or is he finally starting to figure it out?
They also discuss whether or not they would include Ball in a trade for Anthony Davis. Davis is a generational talent that’s just entering his prime, but would it be wise for the Lakers to package their franchise point guard?
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Locked on Lakers
Today on Locked on Lakers, Anthony was joined by Pete to send everyone off into their Christmas and Holiday weekends. The Lakers just might have a full rotation to work with in Friday’s game, and while that is good news on just about every account, it does raise some questions about how some guys might be used.
The guys start by discussing Brandon Ingram and especially the epiphany he seems to have had during his absence. According to Ingram, he noticed how much guys were moving off the ball and how that helped the team as a whole. He says he’s going to focus more on that, and it brought a tear to Anthony’s eye. Whether or not he follows through on that is another thing, but it’s at least a start.
Rajon Rondo is also likely coming back, so Pete and Anthony discuss how Luke Walton might handle that situation with how the season was going earlier as a launching point. This has quite a few levels to it, but essentially, both guys would like to see a little more balance than they saw earlier in the year in terms of late-game minute allotment between Rondo and Ball.
They finish by sharing some of their favorite Christmas Lakers stories, including the first time Anthony cursed in front of his grandma and her unexpected response.