After the Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up another day of training camp on Tuesday, head coach Frank Vogel described the chances of LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing in the team’s first preseason contest against the Clippers on Friday as “unlikely.”
While that’s not surprising given: 1) It’s preseason, duh, and 2) the extremely quick turnaround, it might foreshadow how the team plans to tackle the long, 72-game season that they have ahead of them. Which brings us to today’s episode.
On this week’s edition of “Talk-O Tuesday,” our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla discuss how likely it is that the Lakers approach this season in the same manner they did a season ago given the unique circumstances this season could present, like watered-down home court advantages and an emphasis on health preservation. They also share their own opinions on how the team might perform out of the gates, and why a potential slow start — and a conservative approach — is not something fans should be overly concerned about.