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Podcast: Lakers continue to win ugly, but are they playing with fire?

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The Lakers are winning despite still figuring things out, but will their approach to these games cost them soon?

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Following a successful weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to close out their road trip and get back home with a nice, comfortable gap between them and their Western Conference opponents for the best record among the league’s elite. Our hosts talked about the team’s back-to-back wins and the general vibe around the squad.

The 30

In this episode, Jas is joined by our Editor-in-Chief, Harrison Faigen. To kick things off, the guys discussed the Lakers close win over the Grizzlies to improve to an NBA best 14-2.

Harrison and Jas got into why the team has been able to gel so quickly and give their thoughts on the team’s hot start, then they talked about the wonderful job Frank Vogel has done as head coach, and why he has been a pleasant surprise despite the pressure of coaching the Lakers.

Following that, the guys broke down LeBron James’ performance so far this season, especially on the defensive end, and with Harrison covering the team, he got into the energy and cohesiveness this roster has so far and why it has been a joy to be around.

To wrap things up, they discussed the importance of Kyle Kuzma, and gave their opinions on when the Lakers might lose again.

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 mailbag episode, I get into what I think the Lakers organization might look like after LeBron James, and the most important lesson they’ve learned over the course of their resurgence.

Other topics include: Dwight Howard vs. DeMarcus Cousins, point guard solutions, video games 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.