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We talked about the Lakers “integrating” DeMarcus Cousins into their “culture,” the latest on Frank Vogel and a whole lot more on our latest podcast.

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On the latest episode of “The Lake Show,” a Silver Screen and Roll podcast, Anthony Irwin and I covered a ton of ground about the latest news surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers as we get closer to training camp. We started things off with the team’s decision to bring DeMarcus Cousins around the team and make him part of their “culture” despite his pending legal allegations and the reality that he’s likely lost for the season due to an ACL injury.

Anthony, as you would expect, was less than thrilled about this development, and we went over all the reasons the Lakers have to cut bait, why we think they are deciding to keep Cousins around instead, and why those reasons don’t totally hold up to further scrutiny.

Then, we transitioned on to the latest comments from Frank Vogel, who had some interesting stuff to say over the weekend pertaining to how he thinks it will take some time for this roster to come together and how he balances analytics and the eye test. You can read Vogel’s whole Q and A with Mike Trudell of Lakers.com here, and Anthony and I broke down how we see the season starting, what type of role we think Rondo should actually play and more.

Finally, we wrapped up the show with the latest lessons we learned in our Byron Scott Book Club, took a question about free agent wings and read a listener roast of Anthony to end things on a bit of a lighter note. You can listen to all that and more on the latest Silver Screen and Roll podcast, and subscribe to the show on the platform of your choice below.

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