The Dunc’d On Podcast is one of my favorite NBA listens. Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux are smart, insightful, and die hard NBA fans who provide informed opinions on all topics NBA. For the 3rd consecutive year, then, I am more than thrilled to join Nate to discuss the Lakers on his podcast as part of his season outlook series.
In this episode Nate and I discuss Lonzo Ball’s upcoming rookie season, whether Brandon Ingram can be a positive impact player who helps the Lakers win games, Kyle Kuzma’s emergence as a potential rotation player, and whether the team’s defense will improve this season.
We also discuss Brook Lopez’s importance to this roster and how he can help on both sides of the ball — specifically how his presence on offense will create the type of spacing that helps Julius Randle on the inside while giving Lonzo and Ingram the type of outlet and scoring anchor who can make their lives easier.
Lastly, we get into our win projections for the team and why hitting or exceeding the Vegas over/under is more important this year than in many others.
Click through to listen to the entire episode and a big thanks to Nate for inviting me on.