In professional sports, winning tends to fix everything, and while the Los Angeles Lakers have done plenty of winning, it’s fair to wonder whether that success is masking some legitimate concerns regarding the rotation.
Today’s podcast discusses that, as well as other topics listeners were interested in regarding their favorite team.
Locked on Lakers
Pete and I started today’s episode with a conversation about the way Frank Vogel has distributed point guard minutes since the entire backcourt rotation has been healthy. Most notably, Rajon Rondo has been getting an outsized share of the minutes, especially compared to Alex Caruso, despite the latter having proven himself as the best lead guard on the roster.
Will it take a couple losses to force Vogel to rethink his approach to this situation, or is this such an obvious misstep that he might be able to correct without things getting to that point?
Once we sussed out that discussion, Pete and I turned our attention to the iTunes mailbag, where listeners had all kinds of questions.
We began said queries with a fun one regarding our rooting interests, and whether a situation exists where it might be okay to root for the Boston Celtics. This might be the topic that Pete and I disagree on most, which created a fun dynamic.
From there, we discussed how little we’ve heard from both ownership and the front office since things have turned around for the organization. Pete explained this more in detail, then I followed his points up with evidence from Lakers history that points to this being the overall organizational M.O.
Other topics from the mailbag included: Games we had the chance to attend but regrettably passed up, Jared Dudley’s willingness to stand up for teammates, a couple strays making their way in Lonzo Ball’s general direction, and how an idiot like me could carve out a career in this industry for myself.
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.