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  • Will Lakers continue to trade for youth?

    27/01/2023 Duração: 01h08min

    On this episode of the Lakers Outsiders podcast, Donny (@donny_mchenry), Raj (@RajChipalu), and Walt (@HoopeFiasco) open by talking about the newly acquired Rui Hachimura after his debut against the Spurs. They discuss where the Lakers will be going next in the trade market, wondering if they will try and get even younger for this season as well as their immediate future. After that, they discuss Anthony Davis, the continued three-guard lineups, and what they expect from the team in their upcoming five-game road trip.

  • Predicting what the Lakers will do in 2023

    12/01/2023 Duração: 01h08min

    Welcome back to the Lakers Outsiders podcast! After a hiatus over the holidays, Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry) is back to try and figure out what the Lakers will do in this 2023 calendar year. That includes not only what they will do in the coming weeks before the trade deadline, but also what they will do during this summer. Raj Chipalu (@RajChipalu) and Walt (@HoopeFiasco) join to help figure out where this rollercoaster of a team will take us next.

  • Do the Lakers not have any dog in them?

    15/12/2022 Duração: 01h14min

    After a gut-wrenching defeat at home to the Celtics, it's now very apparent that the Lakers have an issue in games that go down to the wire. Donny (@donny_mchenry), Raj (@RajChipalu), and Walt (@HoopeFiasco) discuss what they saw on Tuesday night, the trend that has fully emerged this season, and how the Lakers can fix it (if they even can). Later they talk about the need to get Patrick Beverley out of the lineup. After that, Donny brings some of his most diabolical trade ideas to the table for Walt and Raj to judge, with one of them actually crazy enough that it might work.

  • Anthony Davis has brought hope back to the Lakers

    06/12/2022 Duração: 01h19min

    Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry) and Raj Chipalu (@RajChipalu) hop on another episode of the Lakers Outsiders podcast to talk about how they always believed in this Lakers team (don't look at the title of our most recent episode that came right after the loss to the Pacers). We talk about how Anthony Davis has -- again and again lately -- reinvigorated that belief of ours in the team. We also talk about trades, specifically, if we are having any second thoughts about parting ways with Russell Westbrook. We talk about the overabundance of guards on this team as a result, with discussions of Patrick Beverley's continued poor play to follow.

  • Running out of hope for the Lakers

    30/11/2022 Duração: 01h02min

    After a little Thanksgiving week break, the Lakers Outsiders podcast is BACK! We return at an inopportune time, following a heartbreaking loss to the Pacers that came via a buzzer-beating, go-ahead 3-pointer. Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry), Raj Chipalu (@RajChipalu), and Chris Walton (@HoopeFiasco) start diving into this game by talking about how they act at home during these down-to-the-wire types of Lakers games. After that, they then (begrudgingly) start talking about their immediate reactions to seeing Andrew Nembhard's 3-pointer go through the hoop. To close, they discuss their level of hope in this team -- Westbrook trade or no Westbrook trade -- before giving their predictions on how the upcoming road trip will go for the Lakers. 

  • Back to the Lakers rumor mill...

    09/11/2022 Duração: 01h11min

    The Lakers are 2-8. You know what that means... time for reports and rumors from the media! Donny (@donny_mchenry), Raj (@RajChipalu), and Walt (@HoopeFiasco) discuss these recent rumors, including the fact that the Lakers are getting more "prudent" with their first round draft picks they can trade in light of the terrible start as well as the fact that they may have their eyes on a mystery "bigger piece" in return for Russell Westbrook and those aforementioned picks. Other than that, well, the fellas sort of lose their marbles while trying to figure out what to talk about given it feels like we're in a never-ending loop of this type of news.

  • What to continue, what to change for the Lakers

    02/11/2022 Duração: 57min

    After the Lakers won their first game of the season, Donny (@donny_mchenry), Walt (@HoopeFiasco), and Raj (@RajChipalu) talk about the positive aspects of the team that they want to continue seeing moving forward, as well as the things that still need to change even with the recent success on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

  • This shouldn’t be about Russell Westbrook anymore

    25/10/2022 Duração: 46min

    Russell Westbrook took an ill-advised mid-range jump shot in the closing moments of the Los Angeles Lakers' 106-104 loss on Sunday vs. the Trail Blazers. The topic of conversation is now centered around him yet again, however, Donny (@donny_mchenry) and Walt (@HoopeFiasco) really saw no point in focusing on him for the 1000th time over the past year. Instead, they rant about the most powerful decision-makers with the franchise. Specifically, they discuss how they need to take control of their team by making the toughest decisions, decisions they'd like to have us believe they have the capabilities of making.

  • Holiday season Westbrook trade for the Lakers?

    20/10/2022 Duração: 46min

    After a disappointing season opener against the Warriors, Donny (@donny_mchenry) and Walt (@HoopeFiasco) discuss whether they are more worried about the Lakers' offense or defense moving forward. Before that, they discuss the most recent report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that states the Lakers are waiting until after Thanksgiving -- around the 20-game mark -- to see if any other trade scenarios open up to them to finally deal Russell Westbrook for something they deem suitable. The two talk about whether this is a smart strategy or not, as well as the numerous factors that go into evaluating the decision.

  • Anthony Davis starting at the five? Finally?

    11/10/2022 Duração: 55min

    In this episode of the podcast, Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry), Chris Walton (@HoopeFiasco), and Raj Chipalu (@RajChipalu) discuss the news of Lakers head coach Darvin Ham indicating that the idea of Anthony Davis starting at center is under heavy consideration. They then talk about who will fill the final roster spots on the team after Matt Ryan had a breakout night on Sunday against the Warriors. After that, they finish by discussing the announcement of Rob Pelinka's contract extension that happened over the week.

  • First thoughts after Lakers start preseason

    05/10/2022 Duração: 55min

    Donny (@donny_mchenry), Walt (@HoopeFiasco), and Raj (@RajChipalu) get together to discuss the Lakers' first preseason game against the Kings on Monday. The Lakers lost by 30, however, nearly all of that damage was done in the second half when LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook sat. The three podcasters discuss what they liked from the three basketball players while also talking about the good things Kendrick Nunn and Wenyen Gabriel did as well.

  • Lakers Training Camp Preview with Jason Timpf

    22/09/2022 Duração: 53min

    Media day is on Monday, September 26th with the Lakers' training camp set to start the day after. To preview the upcoming season getting its unofficial start, Donny (@donny_mchenry) is joined by Hoops Tonight host Jason Timpf (@_JasonLT) to preview what will need to be looked at as training camp develops. We discuss a few things that will need to get figured out before and after the team's first preseason game on October 3rd, including what Darvin Ham will need to do with all the roster's guards, if Russell Westbrook should come off the bench, and more.

  • Lonnie Walker IV with Pounding the Rock’s Noah Magaro-George

    15/09/2022 Duração: 27min

    In this podcast, Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry) is joined by "Pounding the Rock" writer and "Alamo City Limits" podcaster Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro). Noah has covered the San Antonio Spurs the past few seasons, so he came on to help us get to know new Lakers signee Lonnie Walker IV a little better. We discuss Lonnie's frustration with playing time in the final game of his Spurs tenure, his 3-and-D potential (or lack there of), his off-the-court work including his own charitable foundation, and more.

  • Pacers or Jazz/Knicks trades involving Russell Westbrook

    31/08/2022 Duração: 01h35min

    Donny, Raj, and Walt got together on a Twitter Spaces on August 30th to discuss the current topics in Laker land including: the trade for Patrick Beverley, the recent report about Bev and Russell Westbrook... talking, the possible three-team trade involving the Jazz and Knicks and the straight up trade with the Pacers, as well as which of those two options we would prefer. We close with our ceilings for the Lakers after completing each of those trade scenarios and try not to cry when thinking about the ceiling of a 2022-23 team that features Russ. Donny: @donny_mchenry | Raj: @RajChipalu | Walt: @HoopeFiasco

  • Thomas Bryant with Bleav in Wizards’ Matt Modderno

    24/08/2022 Duração: 38min

    On this pod, Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry) is joined by "Bleav in Wizards" podcast host and "Bullets Forever" blogger Matt Modderno (@MattModderno) to discuss Thomas Bryant. What did Bryant do well for the Wizards early on? What derailed his time there other than the ACL tear he suffered in January 2021? Does Matt think he would be a good fit in the starting lineup alongside Anthony Davis? The two try to answer all of those questions before ending with Russell Westbrook and Kyle Kuzma. Could Westbrook be back in Washington sooner rather than later? How has D.C. taken to "Kuzmania"?

  • Troy Brown Jr. with NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer

    10/08/2022 Duração: 48min

    On this episode of the Lakers Outsiders podcast, Donny McHenry (@donny_mchenry) is joined by NBC Sports Chicago's Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) to discuss new Lakers signee, Troy Brown Jr. Rob talks to Donny about what made him so optimistic about Brown once he was traded to the Bulls during the 2020-21 season, how he sees Brown fitting on the Lakers, as well as what kept Brown from having a bigger role on the Bulls during their past season. The two close by talking about Alex Caruso as well as Lonzo Ball's knee issues heading into next season.

  • Risk vs. Reward of a Kyrie Irving trade, Lakers free agency, Summer League

    05/07/2022 Duração: 50min

    Donny and Walt reconvene after an eventful first weekend of the NBA's offseason to recap all news surrounding the Lakers including the possible Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving trade with the Brooklyn Nets, their analysis on the Lakers' free agency signings so far, their initial thoughts on the rookies' play in the first two games of Summer League action, as well as the Jeanie Buss Tweet that went viral. You can follow Donny and Walt on Twitter via @donny_mchenry and @HoopeFiasco

  • Podcast Draft: The best Lakers draft picks of all-time

    21/06/2022 Duração: 01h02min

    We at Lakers Outsiders decided to do another podcast draft! In honor of the 2022 NBA Draft falling on Thursday of this week, we decided to draft the best Lakers draft picks of all time. Walt, Donny, Alex, and Honi get together to make three selections each to form the best team of all-time Lakers draft picks they can create. There are some obvious picks in here, some fan favorites, as well as some shocking choices. NOTE: We talk about this in the podcast, but don't expect Kobe Bryant to be selected. We decided to make it a little more interesting by going with the technicality that he was, in fact, drafted by the Charlotte Hornets before being traded to the Lakers. You can follow Donny, Honi, Alex, and Walt on Twitter via @donny_mchenry, @HoniAhm, @alextorres_11, and @HoopeFiasco

  • 2022 NBA Draft prospects for the Lakers with Mike Garcia

    09/06/2022 Duração: 40min

    Donny McHenry is joined by draft prospect evaluator Mike Garcia to talk about Rob Pelinka recently saying the Lakers may buy a second-round pick, what prospects Mike would like for the team to look at as well as what attributes they bring, as well as an interesting strategy Mike wouldn't mind seeing the Lakers take as it pertains to the draft and their taxpayer mid-level exception. You can follow Mike Garcia on Twitter at @CanyonDriver and Donny at @donny_mchenry. For more draft analysis from Mike, check out his substack here:

  • Drafting a Lakers 2021-22 Season Starter Pack

    08/06/2022 Duração: 44min

    We're going to do a few podcast drafts over the coming weeks while we wait for free agency to start cooking, starting off with today's draft related to the 2021-22 season. We're hoping this serves as a way to look back on the terrible season and laugh at it a little as we try to finally put it in the rearview mirror. During this draft, Donny McHenry, Alex Torres, and Chris Walton will make selections in the following categories: "Best Win", "Worst Loss", "Funniest/Saddest Moment", and "Best/Worst Russ Quote" to create a little memory capsule of the year that was. Be on the lookout for future drafts from us in the near future! You can follow Donny, Alex, and Walt on Twitter via @donny_mchenry, @alextorres_11, and @HoopeFiasco

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