The Los Angeles Lakers return to action after what’s felt like two incredibly long days. Our hosts react to the latest in injury news and get you ready for what should be a tough, fun game against the Utah Jazz
I Love Basketball
On this episode of “I Love Basketball”, Christian and Sabreena react to the news that Frank Vogel plans to use Rajon Rondo for 25-30 minutes per game and an occasional starter for the Lakers. They try to figure out what situations make sense for Rondo to be a starter while also continuing to make a case for Alex Caruso minutes, as well as Zach Norvell minutes before the start of the G League season.
They also quickly preview Friday night’s game against Utah, which leads to a discussion of just how bad the Lakers depth is, and what the team can do to address that weakness over the course fo the season.
Locked on Lakers
Today’s show was essentially a therapy session in which Pete tried to talk me off a ledge thanks to the Lakers insisting to have Rajon Rondo on the court as much as just about any other player. I just want to know, why do they hate me? Do they have something personal against my eyes? This is just cruel.
We also discuss the potentially impending return of Kyle Kuzma, and what that might do to the rotation. Based on Vogel’s estimates, this would essentially mean upwards of 60 minutes per game are coming back, but they have to come from somewhere, so Pete and I try to figure out where that might be.
We finish on a couple questions from the iTunes mailbag, including one really good one about how LeBron James balances his own scoring and setting up teammates.
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