At 5-2, the Los Angeles Lakers are tied for the best record in the Western Conference, and clearly don’t have a lot of reasons to change things up. Their starters have a positive net rating, and there are very clearly basketball merits to the grouping of Marc Gasol, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dennis Schröder and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
But what specifically is good about that group, and could we see a change at any point if Frank Vogel wants to tinker with lineups or look for ways to improve this already strong team? After co-hosts and aggregators Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen started out the show talking about their latest Twitter feud, they set out to discuss those questions and more on the latest episode of “Lakers, Explained,” a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll.
First, Anthony and Harrison talked about what they like about the current group of starters, and why the team doesn’t necessarily need to be in a rush to change things. Then, Anthony makes the case for why he thinks Vogel will change the starters eventually — and why he’d like to see Montrezl Harrell replace Gasol at some point — a case Harrison pushed back on a bit before they wrapped things up.
You can listen to all that and more on the latest episode in the player embedded below, and to make sure you never miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.