The Los Angeles Lakers (finally) took care of business against a vastly inferior team (in this case the Phoenix Suns) and allowed for some fun outside of the game they were playing. With that in mind, I opened up the Locked on Lakers mailbag and answered all of your questions — and there were some doozies.
Before we get to the subject of all the questions, though, let’s talk about the game against Phoenix. Yet another game, another slow start. While it’s impossible to blame just the lineup as the reason for the consistently slow starts, it’s fair to wonder whether the Lakers are doing more harm than good with the group that starts each game. Still, they recovered quickly and still took care of business in a big way against a team begging to be blown out.
Now, back to the questions.
In year three of the Brandon Ingram experience, fans are starting to wonder what his ceiling might be. Is he still capable of being a superstar? Should we re-evaluate the math surrounding his career at this point? Will he make an NBA All-Star game? All these are fair questions, but the reality is that it’s still going to take time to figure out what he’s really capable of.
Speaking of young Lakers, listeners were very interested in where Lonzo Ball currently sits, not just in terms of actual ability, but in regards to his impact on each game individually and where he fits into the Lakers’ bigger-picture plans. In theory, he makes a lot of sense as a low-usage point guard alongside superstars, but there are still questions to be answered.
As always, this is just a tidbit of the full context given in the show. Listen to the full discussion 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.