Our player previews roll on, this time with Avery Bradley, and, boy, are the Los Angeles Lakers hoping he rebounds from the last few bumpy seasons. Our podcast hosts discuss him, the newly-finalized coaching staff and a Western Conference Finals contender.
Can You Dig It?
On today’s episode of “Can You Dig It?” Jacob and Christian continue Silver Screen and Roll’s player previews with Avery Bradley, who signed a two-year $9.7 million contract with the Lakers last month. They’re joined by Sabreena Merchant, who covered the LA Clippers last season and was able to see the impact Bradley had on the team, both on and off the court, firsthand. Spoiler alert: It’s not great.
They also round up the latest new surrounding the Lakers, including the recently-announced coaching staff headlined by Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins and Phil Handy.
Locked on Lakers
To kick off our offseason series of matchup previews between the Lakers and the seven other legitimate title contenders (right now, I consider the Nuggets, Clippers, Warriors, Jazz, Rockets, Sixers and Bucks as such), I welcomed Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs and Locked on Nuggets to discuss how Denver and the Lakers stack up against each other.
We start by discussing how the teams fared against each other last year, though even that is a flawed exercise given how poorly pieced together the Lakers were for those games. We move on fairly quickly from that to discuss each team’s weaknesses and how well-equipped either team is to take advantage of those question marks.
We wrap up the conversation by discussing how likely each team is to address their flaws midseason with some kind of acquisition. Get ready for plenty of Andre Iguodala talk.
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