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Podcast: How can the Lakers optimize having LeBron James and Anthony Davis?

The Lakers need Anthony Davis and LeBron James to be great in order to meet team expectations. How can they get the most out of the league’s best duo?

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With the Los Angeles Lakers putting their trip to China behind them, they return to a busy week. Our hosts looked back on a surreal experience, while also looking ahead to a crowded schedule, and potentially some time without one of the team’s stars.

The 30

In this episode, host Jas Kang was joined by Silver Screen and Roll writer Alex Regla. They kick things off by sharing their thoughts on how the Lakers have looked through the first three preseason games, and how Frank Vogel’s system is utilizing Anthony Davis.

Following that, the guys got into the team’s lack of scoring depth off the bench behind the injured Kyle Kuzma. Will one of the lesser known Lakers be able to step up and deliver in key situations with opponents keying so much on James and Davis?

Then, Alex and Jas get into Alex Caruso’s struggles so far and how he might be feeling pressure to deliver with Lakers fans giving him so much love over the summer.

You can listen to the latest episode below, and for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

Locked on Lakers

As with every Monday, I opened up the mailbag to take listener questions, starting with how disappointing it is that Jared Dudley won’t be in “Space Jam 2” given how much he looks like Elmer Fudd. Yes, I seriously discussed this.

Also covered in the show: free throws, Troy Daniels, ideal sets to optimize the LeBron-AD combination, summarizing the Lakers’ trip to China, and more.

You can listen to the entire episode below, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.