There isn’t a whole lot of tangible news regarding the Los Angeles Lakers right now, but the team was completely reconstructed this summer, and as such still has a lot of unanswered questions about it. That gave our two podcasts a lot to talk about, even in the dead of August.
Silver Screen and Roll Podcast
In this episode, Jas is joined by part-time NBA assistant coach and Sportnet analyst Doug Eberhardt, who most recently worked with the Houston Rockets, but has also spent time coaching with the Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks.
To kick things off, they get into the news that the Lakers will be playing the Clippers on two of the biggest days of the NBA regular season. The guys also get into how superstars like Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving will be treated in their returns to the cities they once called home.
Following the break, Doug puts on his coach’s hat, and gets into how Frank Vogel should run the offense, how he would run the Lakers rotations and which of the under-the-radar players on the Lakers roster can have the biggest impact on the team. To wrap things up, Doug and Jas share their thoughts on the Carmelo Anthony dilemma, and if he could be a potential fit on the Lakers roster next season.
Locked on Lakers
Okay, so I may have buried the lede a bit here: The reason I am writing the pod post today, and Anthony isn’t, is that he and his wife just welcomed their first child last night!
And with Anthony waiting to start fatherhood when we recorded, I, the people’s favorite co-host, returned to Locked on Lakers to do a show with Pete (Laker Film Room). We opened up the mailbag to talk about where Anthony Davis ranks among NBA players and tons of other topics, but before that, we talked about Lakers fandom bringing families together, and why basketball is so special in that way.
It’s a father-son conversation you won’t want to miss.
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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