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On Monday night I joined Mo Dakhil on The Jumpball Podcast to talk all things Lakers. Among the topics discussed: the draft, which prospects fit best, the importance of this off-season for D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, what team building approach the front office should take, and more.

After talking Lakers, we also got into the playoffs, talking the conference finals, whether Boston has any chance to make it a series against the Cavs, the end of the Spurs, and the dominance being displayed by the Warriors. I really enjoyed our discussion and would encourage you to give it a listen:

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I’m not sure if you heard, but THE LAKERS KEPT THEIR PICK. Even more, they moved up a slot into the #2 selection, hurdling the Suns who fell to 4th while the Kings (who will send their pick to the 76ers in a pick swap) jumped into the top 3. It was a pretty amazing turn of events that opens up a multitude of team building avenues that would have been closed off if the Lakers had fallen out of the top 3.

It is in the aftermath of all this, then, that I serve up to you our latest podcast. In this episode, Pete and I discuss the ramifications of the Lakers getting the #2 pick, get into whether they should keep or trade the pick (Paul George figures heavily into this conversation), and then start to dive in on some of the players at the top of the draft.

It’s a good conversation powered by pure joy. Click through to listen to the entire convo.

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In our latest podcast, Pete and I are joined by Bleacher Report’s Lakers’ beat reporter and Basketball Insiders salary cap expert Eric Pincus. Eric goes into his recent reporting about the Lakers revamping of their scouting department, talks about the team’s overall FO structure, and then gets into potential off-season scenarios detailing how the Lakers might add to their roster.

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In this episode of the Laker Film Room podcast, Pete and I discuss whether the Lakers should chase star players this summer and, specifically, whether Paul George or Blake Griffin should be options. We take a look at both players’ skill sets, how they mesh with the team’s current group of young players, and how either acquisition would impact roster construction.

After talking about George and Blake, we get into the NBA playoffs and discuss what we’re seeing in some of the series. We specifically get into Houston/OKC, Memphis/San Antonio, and Toronto/Milwaukee. Click through to listen to the entire episode.

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In the latest Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I are joined by @T1m_NBA to talk about the season that was. Tim, who has an analytics background at a major Division I college program, brings a ton of specific team and player stats to the table to help summarize what we saw on the court, while also challenging and reconfirming our conventional thoughts on each Laker player.

We had a great time on this pod, but brace yourself — it’s long. Like, Brandon Ingram long. Click through to listen to the entire discussion.

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In this episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I dive into the Lakers 4 game win streak, how they team is pulling off theses W’s, what (if any) staying power this improved play has from an individual and team perspective, and whether these extra wins are worth the 8.9% shift in lottery odds.

We also get into some listener questions, including D’Angelo Russell’s perception in the media, Zubac’s potential as a starting C, and much more. We had some fun in this one, so I hope you enjoy it. Click through to listen below to listen.

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In the latest Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I discuss how far away the Lakers are from being a good team and what steps they should be taking this off-season to get them closer. Pete uses the “LakeShow” 1990’s Lakers teams as an analogue to this current team and whether some of the ideas Jerry West used to build that team should be used by Magic and Rob Pelinka today.

As part of this discussion of advancing the roster, we also dive deeper into the idea of trade targets — including a name outside of the usual suspected targets. Click through to give the entire post a listen.

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In our latest Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I take an early look ahead to the Lakers’ offseason. We discuss the difference scenarios around the Lakers keeping/not keeping their lottery pick, how some of the top prospects fit next to the Lakers’ current young guys, trade scenarios, and more.

We also answer listener questions and announce a new partnership for the pod. Good times all around. Click through to give it a listen.

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