Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have just about made it all the way through the offseason. As this next campaign kicks off, it’s hard not to be curious about how things might come together for what appears to be an incredibly promising team.
In this episode Jas is joined by Ali Behpoornia. To kick things off, they get into the Alex Caruso and Kyle Kuzma injuries and how the Lakers can best handle their absences.
Following that, the guys discuss the season opener against the Clippers and what they’re expecting from the Lakers.
Then, Ali and Jas share their thoughts on how LeBron James and Anthony Davis looked playing with each other in the preseason and how the combo will continue to get better.
Following that, they give their predictions on what the Lakers record will be this season and how they stack up against the other teams in the stacked Western Conference.
To wrap things up, the guys give their thoughts on who has a better chance to win NBA MVP between LeBron and AD, and touch on how Frank Vogel can be successful as the head coach.
Locked on Lakers
In the final mailbag before the regular season kicks off, listeners wanted to know where Kuzma fits into the equation whenever he makes his return and how best the Lakers could make the rotation work while trying to work such a big part of it in on the run. In short, no, I don’t think it would be smart to expand his role until he’s ready for it.
Other topics covered include the teams that made me most nervous during the three-peat and back-to-back titles and then also which teams I think will give the Lakers the most problems this year.
A listener also asked a great hypothetical question about Rajon Rondo that you won’t want to miss.
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