In the latest episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I discuss the Lakers preseason through three games. Our primary focus is Kyle Kuzma, who has been playing fantastic to start this preseason. We break down his game, discuss why we think he’s been so successful, and also get into the repercussions to him playing as well as he has.
With that, we transition into the play of the other Lakers Forwards and whether those guys should lose minutes in order to make time for the Lakers rookie. We then get into how Julus Randle, Larry Nance, and Brandon Ingram have played to this point in preseason and, based on that play, who might be the best candidate to have their minutes impacted by Kuzma.
Lastly, Pete has some strong feelings about the performance of the Lakers coaching staff and questions whether — just as we do with players — we have seen signs of growth from Luke Walton and his assistants. It’s a worthwhile discussion that gives some context to some of the things we’re seeing on the floor — even if it is understood we need to see more over the course of the year before coming to final conclusions.
It’s a good conversation, click through to listen to the entire thing.
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