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Andy and Brian Kamenetzky bring you a daily look into the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. The Kamenetzky Brothers have covered the Lakers since 2005 for a variety of media outlets including the LA Times, ESPN and The Athletic, with a unique style combining traditional journalism, informal commentary and offbeat humor. They'll break down all the latest news surrounding L.A.'s premiere franchise on the "Locked On Lakers" podcast, a part of the "Locked On Podcast Network". #nba #lakers

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Andy and Brian Kamenetzky bring you a daily look into the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. The Kamenetzky Brothers have covered the Lakers since 2005 for a variety of media outlets including the LA Times, ESPN and The Athletic, with a unique style combining traditional journalism, informal commentary and offbeat humor. They'll break down all the latest news surrounding L.A.'s premiere franchise on the "Locked On Lakers" podcast, a part of the "Locked On Podcast Network". #nba #lakers

    Outside the Box Russell Westbrook Trade Ideas (How About Kyle Lowry?) ... and Kyrie to the Lakers?

    Outside the Box Russell Westbrook Trade Ideas (How About Kyle Lowry?) ... and Kyrie to the Lakers?

    The Lakers have a Russell Westbrook Problem, and Betonline.ag has the newest odds out for where he might end up should he end up moved. (Kyrie Irving, too, and the Lakers are high on that list.) It's filled with the usual suspects: Indiana, New York, Oklahoma City, Houston... but one team that's not there? Miami.
    And, prompted by a comment from a listener, maybe it's time to think about the Heat as a potential trade partner? How about Westbrook for Kyle Lowry and Duncan Robinson? Why that could work for Miami, and why it might even be a bigger risk for L.A....
    Oh, and what about the idea of Kyrie on the Lakers? The odds put it at 7/1 if he leaves Brooklyn. Under what circumstances would Irving-to-LA look good?
    Finally, Austin Reaves got some love in the All-Rookie voting, one of the only positive stories to come from this dumpster fire of a season. What his success says about the strategy the Lakers need to adopt this summer.

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: The oddsmakers have spoken. Where might Kyrie and Russ land? Would Kyrie in LA be a good thing?

    SEGMENT 2: Looking at potential destinations for Westbrook. Floating a hypothetical that takes him to Miami.

    SEGMENT 3: Why Miami might do a Westbrook-for-Lowry/Robinson swap... and why the Lakers might not bite even if it looks on the surface like a good way out.


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    • 35 min
    The Phil Jackson/Russell Westbrook Connection, plus a Radical Westbrook Thought Experiment

    The Phil Jackson/Russell Westbrook Connection, plus a Radical Westbrook Thought Experiment

    Former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson has, reportedly, noted support for point guard Russell Westbrook, who (as was noted on Wednesday's show) has a pretty decent chance of being in a Lakers uniform next season. Or at the least, being eligible to wear one, assuming the Lakers don't buy him out or pay him to sit on the sidelines. Jackson reportedly believes Westbrook wasn't utilized properly this season and is a fan of his talent. All of that could mean a lot of things, and all of it kinda makes fans a little nervous. Particularly those who don't think Jackson should have a significant voice in choosing the next head coach.
    So is the concern warranted? As always, God is in the details. Does "support" for Westbrook mean advocating for the Lakers to keep him? For trying to make the best of it if they can't find a good deal? Big difference between just those.
    From there, it's a Westbrook Thought Experiment. And it's a bold one!

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: Phil Jackson reportedly is a Westbrook fan. What does that mean, exactly?

    SEGMENT 2: What are the odds Westbrook could be a credible contributor for the team this season?

    SEGMENT 3: A radical Westbrook thought experiment.

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    • 36 min
    Listeners React to Anthony Davis Trade Hypotheticals, and the Potential Return of Westbrook

    Listeners React to Anthony Davis Trade Hypotheticals, and the Potential Return of Westbrook

    Tuesday, the show was centered around the hypothetical idea of the Lakers trading Anthony Davis. Why they ought to at least consider it, how it might help LeBron James and what kinds of packages they should look for. (Especially when trading Russell Westbrook is/should be a higher priority.) It's a thought exercise as much as anything—the Lakers are very unlikely to actually move him—but gets to the challenge of this offseason. It elicited a lot of reaction, which kicks off Wednesday's episode as well.
    People thought it was a great idea or a monumentally stupid one, with very little in the middle. Which gets to how complicated the repair job is for the Lakers. There is no clear path, it's a bunch of options all muddy and overgrown. Wouldn't they be better off just rolling with the core they have, asks one listener to Locked On Lakers on YouTube?
    Very possibly!
    But possibly, not, too.
    Meanwhile, reports from Sam Amick at The Athletic suggest the Lakers are talking to potential head coaching candidates about how they'd use Westbrook this season. Fans reacted poorly, but it would be malpractice not to have a plan for him, as a player, on the floor. He could be here, for sure, and if he is the Lakers need at least to try and use him.
    Finally, LeBron really doesn't like being out of the playoff spotlight. He did a Q/A this week, and while the results were relatively mild, the fact he did it at all was revealing. What would you want to ask him if given the opportunity?

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

    SEGMENT 1: Reacting to listener reaction about the concept of trading Davis.

    SEGMENT 2: Fans are upset the Lakers are talking to coaching candidates about Westbrook.

    SEGMENT 3: LeBron's Q/A, and inability to chillax while the playoffs go on. Proposing better questions that should have been asked.

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    • 35 min
    Should the Lakers Trade Anthony Davis? What Could That Look Like? Guest, Daman Rangoola!

    Should the Lakers Trade Anthony Davis? What Could That Look Like? Guest, Daman Rangoola!

    The Lakers face some serious challenges in rebuilding a championship caliber team. If the goal is still to maximize LeBron James, is the best way to do that by trading Anthony Davis? What exactly would that look like? What kind of return could the Lakers get? Would they be better off targeting another established star, or would it be better to try to use Davis to find two or three young starting caliber players? Depth, you may remember, was a problem for the Lakers this year.
    Those questions, and more, are at the core of Part II of the conversation with Daman Rangoola (@damanr), a huge favorite on Lakers Twitter and a must follow for Lakers fans.

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky with Guest Daman Rangoola

    SEGMENT 1: How Davis disappointed in multiple ways this season, and calls into question whether he should be counted on to be the superstar that the Lakers build around once LeBron is gone. Especially if he's not going to be on the floor for more than 50 games a season. Is this the best way to build depth on the team?

    SEGMENT 2: Could the Lakers do better by getting players who aren't as good as Davis, but are more reliably available? Does it matter that the Lakers don't get "equal" value at least insofar as star power goes? And kicking off some trade hypotheticals.

    SEGMENT 3: More trade hypotheticals. If you're going to move him, do you have to get the idea of the "ideal" Anthony Davis out of your head, when it comes to assessing what a good or bad trade looks like? Ultimately, are they just better off sticking with what they have?

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    • 37 min
    How Big Is the Gap Between the Lakers and Western Conference Contenders? Guest, Daman Rangoola!

    How Big Is the Gap Between the Lakers and Western Conference Contenders? Guest, Daman Rangoola!

    The Lakers are on the outside looking in, with Golden State vs. Dallas in the Western Conference Finals, and Phoenix and Memphis, the top two seeds, knocked out. So does that mean there are no dominant teams in the Western Conference? Or a ton of excellent teams? Are there really one or two teams the Lakers need to catch, or is it a matter of leapfrogging six or seven legit contender-quality teams? Just how capable are the Lakers of making up that gap in an offseason where they have no margin for error? Now does it frame the disappointment of this season? How does all of that impact the future of LeBron James?
    That's all on the table with Daman Rangoola, a fixture of NBA social media (@damanr) and a favorite of Lakers-centric Twitter, in the first of two, TWO!, episodes.
    So should Lakers fans, and the Lakers organization, be at all encouraged by how the playoffs have shaken out? What does it reveal, both about the quality of the conference and the different ways winning teams can be constructed in today's NBA? The Lakers have limited options going forward, and have to nail whatever path they take... so what path should they take?
    Especially as it relates to LeBron James?

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, with guest Daman Rangoola!

    SEGMENT 1: What have the Western Conference playoffs revealed about where the Lakers stand relative to the rest of the teams?

    SEGMENT 2: How the remaining teams, particularly the Dallas Mavericks, show there are different templates to win, as long as you commit to a real, cohesive plan and execute well.

    SEGMENT 3: How does the "Take Care of Your Stars" ethos help and hurt the Lakers, and how does it impact LeBron and their relationship?

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    • 35 min
    Talking HBO's "Winning Time" and Lakers Culture With "Showtime" Author Jeff Pearlman

    Talking HBO's "Winning Time" and Lakers Culture With "Showtime" Author Jeff Pearlman

    Like it, love it or hate it, HBO's "Winning Time" has been a huge topic of conversation among Lakers fans (and former Lakers) for the last few weeks. Today, author Jeff Pearlman, whose "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s" provided the foundation for the series, joins the show. Pearlman talks about the surreal nature of seeing your work adapted for screen, the process of understanding how source material can be changed for storytelling purposes, and the controversies that have built up around the show.
    Moreover, Pearlman, who also chronicled the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant/Phil Jackson Threepeat squads in "Three Ring CIrcus" is steeped in Lakers culture, and has a lot to say about how the team got to the state its in now - LeBron plays a factor - and the way history influences how the team operates.
    If you like the series, are interested in writing, or just want to dive into some Lakers history, this is the show for you.

    HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, with Guest Jeff Pearlman

    SEGMENT 1: On how "Winning Time" came to be, and what it's like to have work adapted for screen, especially when liberties are taken with the source material.

    SEGMENT 2: On the controversies around the storytelling. Is criticism fair? What's the balance that should be struck between storytelling and history?

    SEGMENT 3: How history impacts Lakers culture. Does their history of success put them in a box? Do they sometimes misunderstand the sources of their own success? Why have things gone wrong the way they have?

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    • 44 min

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