After clinging on against the suddenly now-competitive Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers improved to 8-2 on the season. Even with the lofty expectations heading into the year, this is an impressive start.
In a night that saw big contributions from several players, Frank Vogel also once again showed an ability to hit the right buttons at the right time, which brings us to today’s episode.
Talk O’ Tuesday
The Alex’s spent a majority of the show breaking down the Lakers’ 123-115 win over the Suns, and highlight Vogel’s impressive handling of the rotations thus far. Specifically, the trust showed in rolling with Alex Caruso and Kyle Kuzma down the stretch, as well as his minute distribution overall.
Also discussed on the show is whether or not the team should try and find a night off for Anthony Davis during their upcoming soft stretch of games, and our hosts’ takeaways after ten games.
Locked on Lakers
Pete and I react to a really fun win in Phoenix that offered up plenty to talk about, including Kuzma potentially turning a corner and Rondo calming down the offense.
The conversation started with a theory that struck me as the game was going on regarding the Lakers’ identity. To this point, they’ve made their name as a tough, defensive-minded team, but with the additions of Rondo and Kuzma to the rotation (and given how much they’ll play), that seems likely to change.
We also talked about Alex Caruso’s stellar defense on Devin Booker, professionalism mattering in the NBA and plenty more, then opened up the mailbag for a couple questions.
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.