Green Machine
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
2d ago
The Celtics capped off a dominant season with #18. The guys discuss their rivals moving ahead in the title chase, how they got there by leaning into an identity on both ends, and what the Lakers can take from it as they build toward next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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2024 Draft Preview, Part 2
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
5d ago
In part 2 of a two part pod on the 2024 NBA draft for the Lakers, special guest Mike Garcia continues his conversation with Pete & Darius on whether it might make sense in this draft to buy an addition second round pick and how potential draft picks, including Kevin McCullar, Isaiah Crawford, Anton Watson, Ryan Dunn, Tristen Newton, Oso Ighodaro, Jaylen Wells & Bronny James, could help the Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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2024 Draft Preview, Part 1
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
1w ago
With the NBA draft approaching later this month, Darius & Pete are joined by Mike Garcia, as they discuss intriguing draft prospects potentially available for the Lakers, including Ron Holland, Dalton Knecht, Tristan da Silva, Jaylon Tyson and bigs Zach Edey, DaRon Holmes II, Yves Missi & Kel'el Ware & how they could help the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Jerry West
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
1w ago
The NBA and the Lakers family has lost a legend with the passing of Jerry West. Pete, Mike, and Darius pay tribute to and celebrate the man, the player, and the executive, highlighting his impact on the Lakers and the NBA over the course of his incredible six-decade long career.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Hurley's Decision
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
1w ago
Dan Hurley has decided he will stay at the University of Connecticut and not become the next Lakers head coach. Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss the news, offering their initial reactions, the vacuum of the news cycle and the public nature of the negotiations, and where the team goes from here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Expanding Horizons
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
2w ago
The Lakers are reportedly interested in hiring UConn head coach Dan Hurley for their head coaching position. Mike and Darius discuss the report and offer their initial thoughts on Hurley as a candidate, the transition from college coaching the NBA, the nature of NBA reporting and news breaking, and much more. And then later, the guys offer their last thoughts on the NBA finals before Thursday's Game 1.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Fit & Continuity
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
2w ago
In the wake of the Lakers' mid-season moves catapulting them to the Conference Finals last season and the Mavs making a run to the Finals after making similar trades this year, Pete, Mike, and Darius explore team building through the lens of fit vs. continuity. They debate the types of role players that most help you win, striking the right balance between skill and playing with force, and how Anthony Davis' unique skill set matters when considering how to build out a roster around him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Finals are Set
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
3w ago
The NBA Finals are set with a matchup between the Mavericks and the Celtics. Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss the series, highlighting the challenges both defenses will face defending elite perimeter talents, Kyrie Irving being an x-factor for Dallas, Boston's floor spacing and their bigs' ability to space the floor, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Getting Through 82
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
3w ago
Pete, Mike, and Darius discuss the different avenues to build out a roster for the 82-game grind of a regular season, examining the "2nd draft" strategy the team has used to acquire former lottery level talents, chasing size vs. going after guards and wings, the need for a backup big, and how rookies fit into this idea -- including the possibility of this year's #17 pick in the upcoming draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Two Big Lineups
Laker Film Room
by Pete Zayas
3w ago
Pete, Mike, and Darius use the Timberwolves Game 4 win over the Mavericks as a jumping off point to consider two-big lineups, how the Lakers can lean more into that identity next season, and why Jarred Vanderbilt's role in these types of lineups can be critical to their success defensively while also needing to be accounted for offensively by what schemes the team is running. And then later the guys pay tribute to Bill Walton in the aftermath of his passing away this week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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