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In the triumphant return of the Laker Film Room podcast, Pete and I discuss the Lakers’ tampering with Paul George, the LeBron/Westbrook rumors, Dwyane Wade’s affinity for warm weather, and take a bunch of reader questions. Or at least as many as we can considering how much we like to talk.

It’s good to be back with Pete and hope you enjoy the discussion. Click through to listen to the entire conversation…

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It’s been a minute since our last podcast, so Pete and I had a little ground to cover. In our latest, we talk some of the roster moves in the last couple of weeks — specifically wondering if Tyler Ennis is really going to be the backup PG and if Vander Blue can make the final roster.

We also get into whether Lonzo can truly be a culture changer on the floor, or if he might experience some culture clash with some veterans who’s style of play to this point might not jibe as much with how Lonzo will try to play. We specifically talk Randle, Clarkson, and Lopez and how used they are to being ball dominant players.

Lastly, we get into Kyle Kuzma and whether he should get minutes at SF considering the glut of guys who will need to see minutes at PF while also understanding how shallow the team is on the wing behind Ingram. It’s a good discussion and it was good to be back talking Lakers basketball with Pete.

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In the latest Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I talk with Tania Ganguli of the LA Times.

Tania talked to us about the LeBron James to the Lakers rumblings around the league and whether she thinks this is just smoke or if it’s a real possibility. Then she gave us insight into the Lakers belief in Brandon Ingram as a foundational player, gave us more background and context to the D’Angelo Russell trade, and then talked at length about her fantastic feature on Jeanie Buss and the Buss Family dynamic.

Later in the pod Tania also talked to us about her history as a sports journalist, some of the differences between working an NFL vs. an NBA beat, and other notes of the trade (which I found particularly interesting and great). I want to thank Tania for being so generous with her time and for coming on the show. It was a good conversation that we hope you’ll enjoy.

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In this episode of the Laker Film Room podcast, Pete and I recap the Lakers summer league, specifically looking at Lonzo Ball’s play, the revelation that was Kyle Kuzma, and then forecast out what, if anything, can be taken from Vegas and transplanted into the regular season.

We also get into the construction of the roster, discuss potential veteran point guard options, and take an early look at projecting style of play with the group that currently exists.

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In the latest Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I talk Lonzo Ball’s impressive play and breakdown what we’re seeing in his game that has us questioning the last time we saw such a unique player. We get into his transcendent passing, how he thinks the game, and how he’s having such a huge impact even though his outside shot isn’t falling. If you’re looking for Lonzo love, we’ve got you covered.

In the latter part of our conversation, we get into the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing, how we think he’ll pair with Lonzo in the backcourt, what he skills he brings to the table, and where we think he can take a step forward in his own game for this Lakers team. Really fun conversation in this one. Click through to listen to the entire post.

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In our latest episode of the Laker Film Room podcast, Pete and I talk about the Lakers loss to the Celtics and some of the takeaways. We dove deep into Lonzo Ball’s triple-double, Kyle Kuzma’s offensive explosion, what we liked about Josh Hart’s improved performance from game one, and also touched on Ivica Zubac’s good start and what led to him not really finishing strong.

Short episode today, but I enjoyed this one. Click through to listen to the entire thing.

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In the latest episode of the Laker Film Room podcast, Pete and I discuss the Lakers first game from the Las Vegas Summer League. We get into Lonzo Ball’s shooting struggles, what parts of his play we liked, and whether we have any concerns. We also got into every other key rotation player, including what went into Brandon Ingram’s strong night and why he looked like the best player on the floor.

After talking about the game, we discussed the Lakers quiet free agency to this point, wonder whether they can really be a player in the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope market, and what we anticipate the Lakers doing — if anything — in free agency before the season starts. Click through to give the entire episode a listen.

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In the latest Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I talk about the Lakers heading into Free Agency. We dive into team needs, how the summer of 2018 might impact this summer, players to target, and whether trades might be a better option than trying to sign a player outright.

We also get into the news of the day by getting into the Chris Paul trade and Phil Jackson’s dismissal from the Knicks. Click through to listen to the entire conversation.

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