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Podcast: Is Anthony Davis ready for what awaits him in New Orleans?

Things are probably going to be pretty hostile for Anthony Davis in his first game back against the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he rise to the occasion?

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Wednesday night will mark more than just another game for Anthony Davis when he steps foot back into New Orleans. In many ways, the contest against the Pelicans will be his first test in facing his past, embracing his new future as a Laker and experiencing the negative side of his newly given spotlight.

For the team, the game will also see the return of a few familiar faces, and a chance to notch their ninth straight win. Can they continue their dominance over the league and help Davis best his former club in the process?

Our hosts discuss that and more on this week’s episodes.

Talk O’ Tuesday

The Alex’s spent the majority of the show previewing the Lakers/Pelicans matchup, and discussing what type of performance from Davis we can expect.

Also covered is a temperature check on how the two Los Angeles’ squads stack up against each other, LeBron James’ continued stellar play and more predictions for the team’s upcoming slate of games.

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 started the show with a brief (and potentially not real) interview with LeBron James. It’s a big moment for the show. Then, we open up the mailbag to answer your questions.

Topics from the mailbag start with whether the Lakers would pursue Masai Ujiri once his contract with the Toronto Raptors is up. This is one of those instances where there is a clear distinction between what the Lakers should probably do and what they will probably do.

From there, we get into coaching thanks to a question about whether Doc Rivers is overrated. This is a really fun conversation that features discussion on several levels about the way we talk about coaching in the NBA.

After a few other topics, we finished the show by talking about the matchup between the Lakers and Clippers now that we’ve seen Kawhi Leonard and Paul George play together a few times.

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.