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Podcast: Bold predictions for the 2019-20 Lakers

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The Lakers have as high a ceiling as any team in the NBA. So what are they really capable of? We have some guesses.

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The regular season is just around the corner and, as the Los Angeles Lakers embark on quite possibly the most important campaign in franchise history, our hosts tried to figure out what the team’s ceiling could really be.

Silver Screen and Roll Podcast

In the spirit of the NBA GM survey that was released on Thursday, Sabreena and Christian filled out their own survey geared towards the Lakers and their upcoming season. Then, they added some questions of their own, such as “Who will be the third-most valuable player on the team,” and “Who is the most likely to be traded at the deadline?”

They also recapped the week for the Lakers, and questioned the decision makers that thought it was a good idea for Los Angeles to play the Golden State Warriors FOUR (4) times in the preseason. If they wanted to stay local, the LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings were available, too.

(Disclaimer: Christian was very sick, which is why he sounds like Mr. Snuffleupagus)

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

Given how heavy this week has been at times, Pete and I basically wanted to hop on the show and celebrate how fun Wednesday night’s game was. That was some of the best basketball either of us have seen since we started covering the team, caveats about the Warriors’ health and it being a preseason game aside.

We start by discussing the frontcourt and how unfair it looks at times while James and Davis are both playing. I had a specific reason for why that might be, other than them being, you know, really good.

On the wing, the Lakers could conceivably get quite a bit better once Kyle Kuzma gets healthy, which, given how well they played Wednesday night, is kind of scary.

We then talked about the guard play and how promising it was, especially now that Quinn Cook is healthy.

To wrap up this week, we prep you for the final preseason game and start to really get hyped about the regular season, which tips off next Tuesday.

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.