The Lakers were routed by the Bulls Monday, and the most interesting takeaway — other than every L.A.-based Bulls guard carrying out a personal vendetta against their hometown team — was the inability to Anthony Davis to exert his will against a relatively small Chicago lineup.
On the latest episode of “I Love Basketball”, a Silver Screen & Roll podcast, Sabreena Merchant and Austin Green (in his podcast debut, check him out!) discussed Davis’ ineffective performance in the loss to the Bulls, and tried to figure out where improvements can come from. They also went over whether the blame lies with the Lakers guards, the coaching staff, or Davis himself.
They then shared some love for Russell Westbrook’s outing, and also gave their thoughts on the newest iteration of the team’s starting lineup, each giving one specific change they would make before LeBron James is able to return. And because they couldn’t not talk about him, Sabreena and Austin recap the team’s excellent Alex Caruso tribute video, and the emotions of his return to Los Angeles.
You can listen to the entire episode below, and to make sure you don’t miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts. You can follow your hosts on Twitter at @sabreenajm and @AustinGreen44.
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.