Locked on Lakers

The Silver Screen and Roll crew, Anthony and Harrison, bring you a daily look into the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. They dig deep into all the latest around LA's premiere franchise in "Locked on Lakers", a part of the "Locked on Podcast Network". #nba #lakers




      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/21/17 -- Could the Lakers really have tampered with Paul George?

      The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in the middle of controversy after the Indiana Pacers reacted like a bunch of spoiled brats about losing the best player in their lame franchise’s history filed tampering charges against them regarding potential conversations about Paul George. To react to this bit of news, Anthony welcomed... Holy crap Harrison is back! The guys start by offering what context they can at this early stage to the story. Then, they tried to envision what Magic Johnson’s ...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/14/17 -- Should Lonzo Ball reconsider wearing the ZO2s?

      Well hello there, August content! The Los Angeles Lakers are still filling out their training camp roster and while additions to personnel are still interesting, frankly, it’s kind of hard to talk about that for 20 minutes. So, to offer other potential topics of conversation, I welcomed Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball to talk about the relationship on the court between Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith, Jr. They are basically the opposite of each other on in terms of playing style, which t...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/11/17 -- Why is Lonzo Ball so polarizing?

      NBA Twitter in the middle of August can be a dark, desolate (and at times angry) place. Very rarely will discussions end with the acknowledgement that truth typically lies somewhere in the middle, and with guys as polarizing as Lonzo Ball and Kobe Bryant, this trend gets taken to the furthest extremes. To talk about this and plenty of other stuff, we welcomed BBall Breakdown’s James Holas (@SnottieDrippen). The conversation began with Lonzo and the reception he’s gotten both from Lakers fans ...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/4/17 -- Will the Lakers make a trade to clear up their frontcourt logjam?

      It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of centers and power forwards who are going to want minutes this season. Between Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Jr., Brook Lopez, Luol Deng, Kyle Kuzma, Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac, Lakers head coach Luke Walton is going to have quite the minutes distribution dilemma on his hands. After discussing the reports that the Lakers were looking to add a director of player development, hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin dove into the j...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/4/17 -- How many games will the Lakers win this season?

      It’s nearly impossible to predict how many games a team will win in a given year, but it didn’t stop ESPN from trying. The sports network released its annual projections for how many games each NBA team will win, so hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin debated whether or not ESPN’s estimate was too high or too low. After that, Harrison and Anthony were joined by Ben Epstein of the Limited Upside Podcast and Zito Madu of SB Nation to discuss their thoughts on what Lakers stuff they’re most...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 8/1/17 -- Talking Lonzo Ball, LeBron James and free agency with Mark Medina

      The Los Angeles Lakers are finally, officially in offseason mode, having essentially pieced together what will probably be their roster come opening night. As such, this offers a great opportunity to look back on what got them to this point and look forward on what might be coming. To do so, we welcomed Mark Medina of the Southern California News Group (and even let Harrison take part in the interview.) The conversation started with the relative success in this offseason compared to years...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/27/17 -- How the Lakers moving on from D’Angelo Russell might help Lonzo Ball

      With rookies in the NBA, few things matter more than situation. Some are talented enough to overcome just about anything, but for the vast majority of players entering the league, surroundings can be the difference between reaching one’s ceiling and falling short. The Los Angeles Lakers seem ready to provide the right situation for Lonzo Ball, having potentially learned from the mistakes they made with D’Angelo Russell before sending him to Brooklyn. With Harrison out of town, Anthony wel...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/24/17 -- Taking a big picture look at the Lakers’ offseason

      One of the few problems with hosting an (almost) daily podcast about the Lakers is that sometimes it’s hard to remove oneself from the day-to-day drama surrounding the team and just take a larger look at the overall state of the organization. To give such an overall look at everything going on around the team during an eventful summer their best shot, hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen were joined by Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast for a crossover podcast to discuss all of the main t...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/20/17 -- Trying to make sense of the Derrick Rose free agency rumors

      The Los Angeles Lakers refuse to be boring, no matter the affect it might have on the hearts and souls of their fan base. Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka reportedly held a meeting with Derrick Rose Thursday, because of course they did. To start the show, the guys try to put into perspective why the response to Rose tends to contain such vitriol, and why he just doesn’t make any sense given what the Lakers are looking for from their backup point guard. Not only that, there’s a non-zero pos...



      LOCKED ON LAKERS -- 7/19/17 -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a summer league title make this the best Lakers offseason in a long time

      Los Angeles Lakers fans are abuzz with hope unseen amongst the fanbase in years, and the last 24 hours showed why. The team capped a Las Vegas Summer League title run with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, and quickly followed that up by introducing their big offseason signing, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tuesday. Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin broke down why these signs of potential feel so much more promising than prior summers and what they think of the...