Although we’re only three games into the Lakers’ season, it already feels like there has been enough shown on the floor to make some educated conclusions about a few aspects of this group.
For one, the team hasn't been very good on defense yet, namely struggling at the point of attack and protecting the rim. While perimeter defense was expected to take a step back with the loss of three solid defenders in Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma, the interior struggles were not something many predicted.
On the other end, the spacing has proven as crammed in the early going — as expected by the club’s naysayers — often creating frustratingly clunky moments in the halfcourt. The team has also, however, shown the tantalizing glimpses of their potential that illustrate the thought process behind the roster.
In their first win of the year against the Grizzlies, the team showcased more positives than negatives, and even potentially unlocked a few things they can build off of, which brings us to today’s episode.
On today’s edition of Talk-O-Tuesday, our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla gave their general impressions of the Lakers after their first three games of the season. The duo also went over the team’s recent win over the Grizzlies, and analyze the bright spots they saw on the night, including Carmelo Anthony’s big game, Frank Vogel’s rotation tinkering and why their upcoming schedule is a perfect time to build needed momentum.
And for a short-form recap pod, check out Lakers Lowdown, in which Anthony Irwin recaps the previous day’s news and gets you ready for the day ahead in LakerLand, every weekday morning on the Silver Screen & Roll Podcast feed.