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Podcast: Takeaways from the first three scrimmages in the NBA bubble

The Lakers have looked really good in Orlando so far. We broke down what has stood out most.

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The Lakers are done with all three of their scrimmages in the NBA bubble, winning their last two, including a 123-116 victory over the Washington Wizards in their final exhibition.

On the latest episode of the Silver Screen and Roll podcast, Anthony Irwin returned to host the postgame show, and was joined by his old podcast co-host Harrison Faigen to react to this latest win, as well as get into what they thought of the scrimmage round as a whole.

First, they discussed how Monday’s game featured great signs for Alex Caruso and J.R. Smith, but in different ways. The Lakers will need those two players to be effective for them in the playoffs (Caruso probably more so than Smith), and they ended the scrimmage round with a good step in the right direction in that respect. Anthony and Harrison also discussed the extended minutes that Talen Horton-Tucker, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Devontae Cacok got in this one, and what they think of them as prospects.

After that Harrison and Anthony jumped into a discussion about Dion Waiters, who has almost undoubtedly been the biggest unexpected bright spot for the Lakers so far since the season resumed, and why Anthony thinks Waiters Island may not be quite as fun of an experience when the playoffs begin.

Finally, Harrison forced Anthony to say nice things about how Kyle Kuzma has looked so far over the two games he played in, and admit what it would take to get him to apologize for all his prior takes.

You can listen to all that and more on our latest episode below, and to make sure you never miss a single one, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen, and Anthony at @AnthonyIrwinLA.