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Podcast: A few encouraging signs from the first three Lakers games

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Alex Caruso has been dynamite off the bench, Anthony Davis has been playing center and more promising stuff from the first three games the Lakers have played.

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With the Los Angeles Lakers currently on a winning streak, our podcast hosts try to figure out what needs to be done to ensure this momentum continues.

Lake Show

Both Harrison and I had our flu games today, so either the show was great or it was awful. We have no idea.

We start the show by poking some fun at JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Fans have completely turned on KCP, but McGee has actually probably been a little worse. This is the hill I choose to die on. It probably won’t end well.

From there, Harrison and I also discuss Anthony Davis playing center and the effect that has had on the team. As much as he probably doesn’t want to acknowledge it, the Lakers are simply better when he assumes that role. That’s almost definitely going to remain the case for the rest of his career.

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

On today’s show, Pete and I discuss what was a really fun win, despite how frustrating the first half was. How long will this remain a trend, and why specifically is it that Alex Caruso has the impact he does on the team? When you really break it down, it’s not at all difficult to see how he helps.

We also discuss what it’s going to take to get Davis and Vogel to recognize how Davis helps when he’s at the position he really should be at. And when he is playing power forward, why it is that Dwight Howard is more effective than JaVale McGee.

We finish the show with a few questions from the iTunes Mailbag.

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.