The Lakers hit an early low point of the season on Saturday with a blowout loss against Portland. While it came with LeBron James still out with his ab strain and Anthony Davis barely playing due to a stomach illness, the performance was one of the worst of the season for the Lakers.
On this week’s episode of “Can U Dig It,” a podcast by the Silver Screen & Roll network, Jacob and Christian assess where the Lakers are through the opening 10 weeks of the season, from the court to the sideline to the front office.
On the court, the Lakers are doing themselves no favors regardless of the injuries they’re fighting through. Russell Westbrook’s acclimation to the Lakers also could hardly be going worse through the opening weeks as well.
On the sidelines, how much of the Lakers slow start is to blame on Frank Vogel? While his insistence to keep DeAndre Jordan in the starting lineup has fans frustrated, is it a matter of choice or circumstance?
And in the front office, the Lakers may have the most questions to ask. A roster devoid of perimeter players and forwards is suffering the consequences of its construction and the Lakers are left struggling as a result.
The pair discuss all of that and more as they hand out blame for the slow start to the season.