Only days before the start of the regular season, the Lakers remain busy. Joining us to talk about it, and later tackle a painfully difficult question that's only about choosing what movies you get to watch for the rest of your natural life, is our friend Kelvin Washington from Spectrum News One.
We start with Sunday's big news - the Lakers and Kyle Kuzma agreed to a three year contract extension, after the prospects for that sort of thing seemed pretty low. It's a fantastic bit of work for both sides. Kuzma gets a solid amount of money that might be a bit of an underpay should he have a big season... but also hedges against a year where he can't find a consistent role that lets him shine as a scorer. The Lakers lock up a potentially useful piece that could be very hard to replace if he blows up this year. And at the same time, he becomes a lot easier to trade, should the Lakers go that route. Solid work again from Rob Pelinka and the front office.
Then, we react to the preseason. Any surprises? What might - might- be a problem for the Lakers going foward? Are there contenders who are built to run with them? A team that may not win as many games, but represents a challenging matchup? Styles, after all, make fights. Or it is as simple as the Lakers have Lebron and Anthony Davis, and other teams don't?
Finally, we get to this question: You can only watch the filmography of one actor for the rest of your life. Who do you choose? It's a very, very hard one to answer, and requires some real strategic thinking.