In this episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I discuss the Lakers early season identity as a (surprisingly) good defensive team that has had trouble scoring and how that profile is inverse of what everyone thought they would be heading into the season.
We also talk about the team’s loss to the Blazers, Larry Nance’s broken hand and how that might impact the team and its rotations, Lonzo’s overall play and what our night to night expectations are for him, and the the team’s 2017 draft overall.
Building on that last point, we specifically dive into the strong play of Kyle Kuzma, our affinity for Josh Hart, and how those two plus Ball can be the foundation for a roster construction that is very inviting to big name free agents due to their style of play and their rookie scale salaries (especially Kuzma and Hart).
Lastly, we close with brief comments on Brandon Ingram’s recent play and why he deserves recognition for finding his stride offensively and starting to display some of the defensive ability many hoped he could bring to the table coming out of Duke.
This was a fun discussion that we hope you enjoy as much as we did. Listen below.
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