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Podcast: How Jared Dudley helps the Lakers on and off the court

Jared Dudley isn’t the kind of acquisition that fans will rave about, but he could be very important to the Lakers both on and off the court.

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As our player preview series rolls along, Jared Dudley makes his way into the conversation. His on-court impact might not be all that noteworthy, but he still will play an important role this year, and we explain how.

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Sasha remains alone in this world as Sabreena cavorts in an unknown land, but at least she can talk about one of her favorite players in the league: Jared Dudley. She discusses his value from the three point line surrounding LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and his stellar defensive acumen, not to mention his propensity for maddening the opponent when necessary.

She also discusses his value off the court as a mentor for the younger players on the team and dives into Mike Trudell’s recent interview with Dudley to discover more about this outspoken and disarmingly honest veteran.

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.

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This week marked quite easily the most jam-packed our iTunes mailbag has ever been. So, for a completely unprecedented fourth day this week, it was opened up for some pretty incredible questions.

Pete and I start, however, by celebrating the departure of Players Only broadcasts from our lives. The bummer here wasn’t necessarily the idea, but the execution. Pete and I go into what we would’ve done differently if we were tasked with making it work.

We then opened up the mailbag to discuss who the Lakers’ X-Factor is going to be this season (not counting DeMarcus Cousins — he’s too obvious). Pete and I actually differed on our answer. From there we talked about the opportunity to finally cover a good team and what kind of content we plan on offering, how things might’ve turned out had the Lakers stuck solely with their youth-based rebuild and the age-old debate about al pastor versus carne asada.

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.

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