Although it was hard to find many glaring negatives within the first Lakers preseason contest, which is good, there are still questions left to be answered.
One such query is how Frank Vogel will go about divvying up the point guard minutes and rotation during crunch time. Also, where does Alex Caruso fit into all this?
Silver Screen & Roll Podcast
In today’s episode, the Alex’s react to the Lakers’ return to the court before catching up on the latest news and notes surrounding the team’s trip to China.
From there, the guys spend the majority of the show giving their opinions on who Frank Vogel should surround LeBron James and Anthony Davis with during the final few minutes of a game, and give their case for and against Caruso earning that nod. Also discussed is proper food ordering etiquette when one finds themselves in a Studio Movie Grill.
Locked on Lakers
Pete and I start the show by offering up the latest of what we know about the situation in China and whether the Lakers are still going to play their game: As frustrating as this is, there just isn’t much anyone can know right now. It’s definitely starting to feel like the smart and, more importantly, safe call here is to bring the teams home.
In the second and third segments, we opened up the mailbag to attempt to catch back up given just how many questions we’ve been receiving. One listener asked whether Anthony Davis would go down as a great player but not all-timer, a la David Robinson. That started a really fun conversation that Pete and I kind of disagreed on.
Then, another listener asked if there is a role that Rajon Rondo can fill, what would that look like. We outline that, but come to the agreement that even that role likely isn’t worth what you’re trading off elsewhere on the court.
We finish by laughing at the first time we realized we were washed.
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