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The Lakers very easily could have caved had LeBron James really pushed for Carmelo Anthony, but he’s in Portland now, and that’s no longer an option. Hallelujah.

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Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA! And better yet, he isn’t on the Los Angeles Lakers! Our hosts have some fun with that, then take inventory on the season thus far.

I Love Basketball

On today’s “I Love Basketball," Christian and Sabreena take stock of where the Lakers are 11 games into the season relative to preseason expectations. They go through each rotation player, the coaching staff, and dive deep on the individuals who have differed most significantly from their projections. They also discuss the ongoing problem of the Lakers’ shooting, and why a roster full of theoretical shooters hasn’t lived up to its promise.

They end by previewing Friday night’s reunion against Luke Walton’s Sacramento Kings. And as a bonus, they react to biggest NBA news of the day -- Carmelo Anthony is back. As it turns out, both Christian and Sabreena have some strong feelings on this matter.

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

Pete and I start the show by discussing not only Anthony being back in the NBA, but also what it means for the Portland Trail Blazers. We make our second bet of the season, wagering on whether or not they will make the playoffs.

From there, we give props to JaVale McGee for his last few games, though with the obvious disclaimer that his best game came against the Golden State Warriors, who might actually be the worst team in the league.

We also discuss Lakers as Avengers, the point guard rotation, potential acquisitions and more.

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.