Editor’s note: This episode was recorded before the Lakers waived Quinn Cook.
In many ways, the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Washington Wizards on Monday night encapsulated the team’s season thus far. The first few quarters highlighted the team’s stellar defense, an offense that hummed and flashes of dominance. In the second half however, they looked sluggish, disinterested and out of sync. Oh, and of course, another overtime.
The truth is that winning isn’t easy for the Lakers at the moment, and it’s only gotten harder with the absences of both Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder. However, their most recent stretch shouldn’t be a source of panic and anxiety, and our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla explain why on this week’s edition of “Talk-O Tuesday.”
But first, the guys go over the Lakers’ aforementioned loss to the Wizards and the areas the team needs to clean up in order to put themselves in positions to win while Davis and Schröder are sidelined. They also try to figure out what’s behind their odd home/road splits.
Finally, they preview the tough slate of games that the Lakers will have to play before the NBA All-Star Break, and why Kyle Kuzma, who continues to be a bright spot for the team, will have to be at the center of everything they do outside of LeBron James.