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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
 
Andy and Brian Kamenetzky on the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA, pop culture, and anything else coming to mind. The Kamenetzky's have covered the Lakers for over a decade, for ESPN.com, ESPN Radio and the L.A. Times. They are frequent contributors to Lakers coverage on Spectrum Sportsnet, as well as The Athletic.
 
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The Lakers' preseason is officially in the books after a 116-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings, the sixth loss in as many tries before the real games begin. (ALL HAIL 0-6!!!) But that last go-around wasn't entirely negative. To begin, this was arguably the best individual game each for LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, and without q…
 
Jovan Buha, Bill Oram and Anthony Slater analyze the Lakers' 0-5 preseason record, Russell Westbrook's early fit, LeBron James and Anthony Davis looking like themselves, LA's injuries, Kent Bazemore's defense, opening night vs. the Warriors and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Tuesday's preseason loss to Warriors didn't just present the first look at the Lakers' Big Three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook. It raised the question of who should start alongside that trio of All-Stars. Granted, Frank Vogel's hands are a bit tied at the moment, given all the players who are shelved with injuries. But could …
 
At long last, the Lakers' Big Three finally played a game together! Even with the caveat of it being the first non-practice run, and that half of the rotation was missing (no exaggeration), LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook playing together is by definition a "thing." As such, there were takeaways from Tuesday's loss to the Golden S…
 
The last several days have not been kind to the Lakers. They've yet to win a preseason game. Trevor Ariza is out indefinitely after ankle surgery. Malik Monk is sidelined (albeit hopefully not for long) with a groin issue. And then came Monday's news that Talen Horton Tucker will require surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb. It's not yet k…
 
Another day, another Lakers preseason loss. This time, it was 123-94 spanking at the hands of the Phoenix Suns, a continuation of a themes seen since training camp opened. The Lakers were shorthanded (Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker and Malik Monk are injured, while LeBron James opted not to suit up), and the play on both sides of the ball was, s…
 
With the season fast approaching, the Kamenetzkys decided to get a perspective from outside Los Angeles about where the Lakers stand. How outside? Try Melbourne, Australia, with Josh Lloyd, the host of Locked on NBA and Locked on NBA Fantasy, They broke down the Lakers on both sides of the ball, along with how things could shake out with so many ne…
 
It's felt a bit concerning that training camp has yet to include the participation of veteran forward Trevor Ariza, who'd been dealing with a sore ankle. Well, the mood just shifted from "concerning" to "alarming." The Lakers announced shortly after Wednesday's 117-105 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns that Ariza underwent an arthroscopic debridem…
 
The Lakers got on a plane to Phoenix Tuesday for their second preseason game. This one will feature Anthony Davis and Carmelo Anthony - "the two Anthony's," as Frank Vogel called them - but not LeBron James or Russell Westbrook. And while Vogel didn't give any indication of how he's leaning when it comes to a starting lineup to open the year, he di…
 
After Sunday's loss, Lakers fans registered plenty of opinions about who performed well, and who didn't. Talen Horton-Tucker, who had an uneven game for sure, saw some criticism. One comment from a viewer on the Locked On Lakers YouTube page was particularly irritated by THT's performance: "THT does NOT make his teammates better, he makes them less…
 
The Lakers kicked off their preseason Sunday, losing to the Brooklyn Nets )or people wearing Brooklyn Nets uniforms, at least), 123-97. Save a break-a-sweat first quarter from Anthony Davis, both teams ran without their stars, so it's hard to draw too much meaning from the result, but certain things did stick out: It was nice to see Davis back on t…
 
The Lakers have only practiced twice, and Frank Vogel is learning a radically reshuffled roster that's, as he noted, at a "continuity disadvantage" compared to other contenders. Nothing he thinks they can't overcome, obviously, but it explains why he currently has no clue who'll start alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook. He …
 
The Lakers' season, it is officially upon us! And we know this because the team has logged its first practice. At long last, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook shared the court doing basketball stuff. What were some of the impressions? To begin, Russ is fast. Like, really fast. Like, "Holy s----, you have no idea just how fast this …
 
The 2021-22 season is officially off and running. Tuesday, the Lakers were the last of the NBA's 30 teams to hold their media day. It was a brisk, efficient affair, too, in which we learned a lot about the group. There was a lot of talk about Anthony Davis and where he'll play (A.D. removed the mystery quickly, saying he expects to be the center, a…
 
With 24 hours before the Lakers' open camp, The Athletics' Sam Amick, Shams Charania and Bill Oram joined forces to write an extremely detailed breakdown of the Lakers' offseason, and all the different variables shaping events like the Russell Westbrook trade, a massive roster shakeup, and future plans for certain players. There's a lot from this o…
 
The Lakers are just about ready to open training camp. It's coming on Tuesday! But before it does, we take a look at a couple lingering, and extremely important, questions from last week's press conference with General Manager/VP of Basketball Operations Rob Pelinka. (Along with some housekeeping news about that 14th roster spot...) First, Pelinka …
 
It's been a busy week around the NBA as camps are set to open next week. Nick Angstadt (Locked on Mavs, Locked on NBA) joins to break down the Lakers offseason (and this week's appearance for Dwight Howard on The Masked Singer), look at the range of possible outcomes for the Mavericks, who have seen more change in the last 10 months than the last 1…
 
On Thursday (kinda unexpectedly), Lakers General Manager/Vice-President of Basketball Operations Rob Pelinka addressed the media ahead of the following Tuesday's Media Day, and the officially opening of the season. Over twenty-ish minutes worth of questions, a lot of items were addressed, including skillsets sought during free agency, defense, the …
 
After noting an absolutely crazy Laker/NBA anniversary reinforcing just how compressed the last two seasons have been... it's time to open up the mailbag!! (Reach out to the show on Twitter: @kambrothers, email: kamenetzkybrothers@gmail.com, or the iTunes show page.) The first question comes from @thenathanmark, asking whether it would be a bigger …
 
"Anthony Davis at center" has been perhaps the biggest talking point for the Lakers over the last two seasons. Despite the way AD thrives in the middle, and the way the team follows suit with him at 5, he has famously preferred to spend the majority of his minutes at power forward. However, there have been signs an increased willingness to put his …
 
Last Friday, the Clippers officially broke ground on their future arena (the Intuit Dome), set to debut in Inglewood during the 2024-2025 NBA season. As to be expected, their insanely rich, insanely hyper, and occasionally insanely "I said too much" owner Steve Ballmer was at the center of the action. As such, the ceremony was predictably huge on s…
 
This show has spent a lot of time breaking down the 2021-22 Lakers down to the fine details. It's what goes on around here! But sometimes it's helpful to step back and see how the rest of the world sees the team. And with that, Locked On Lakers welcomes Adam Mares, host of the Locked on Nuggets and Locked On NBA podcasts to give his thoughts on L.A…
 
Wednesday's podcast with Doug Norrie from Locked On Nets offered a lot of clarity regarding new Lakers center DeAndre Jordan, and what he still brings to the table, even while no longer in peak form. He's an imperfect player, and those flaws ultimately made him untenable for the style of the Brooklyn Nets, his former team. But for the Lakers' style…
 
New center DeAndre Jordan has been a polarizing acquisition among Lakers fans and media. To some, he's seen as a continuation of what worked during the 2020 championship season, where the Lakers overwhelmed opponents with size, rebounding and paint points, playing two traditional centers alongside Anthony Davis. To others, he's a washed retread "na…
 
It's felt like a long time coming, then last Friday became official. The Lakers have finally parted ways with Marc Gasol. He, along with a 2024 second round pick and cash, were sent to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the rights to Wang Zhelin, who's not expected to join the team anytime soon (or ever). A homecoming on paper only for Gasol, he…
 
At long last (or more specifically, 48 hours, the time it took to clear waivers), DeAndre Jordan officially signed his contract with the Lakers on Thursday, and did an introductory press conference. The most interesting aspects to the Kamenetzky Brothers weren't as much about the details he offered (although he did seem excited to compete and amiab…
 
Kyle Kuzma was the last remnant from the Lakers' "kids" era. But alas, all good things must come to end, as it did when he got dealt in a package to the Wizards for Russell Westbrook. And for someone who clearly enjoyed being in L.A. and being a Laker, that was probably a bit of a bummer. But in a recent appearance on Gilbert Arenas' "The No Chill …
 
An argument could be made that Kent Bazemore was the most important offseason acquisition not named "Russell" or "Westbrook" for the Lakers. If nothing else, Bazemore feels like he has the highest chance of becoming the team's best two-way role player, and given how the Lakers seemingly sacrificed a lot of defense to help jumpstart the often sluggi…
 
Another day, another high profile free agent of a certain age signing a minimum deal by the Lakers. This time it's DeAndre Jordan, recently traded this offseason by the Nets to the Pistons, who in turn waived the veteran center. it didn't take long before reports started linking Jordan to the Lakers. But while Jordan is a former All-Star and a nota…
 
With rosters more or less set - though the Brooklyn Nets seem to keep finding dudes to add, somehow - and training camp still a few weeks away, it's a good time to look at where teams stand. This week, ESPN looked at some potential shortcomings for contenders that are perhaps flying under the radar. For the Lakers, it was whether Anthony Davis will…
 
The Lakers re-introduced Rajon Rondo to the local media on Tuesday, and his comments about playing time (which he seems to acknowledge could be spotty at times), the hyper-veteranness of the team (which he believes won't be a problem) and his role as an important, needed voice in the locker room together revealed a great deal about how this team co…
 
The Lakers took a massive swing this offseason, reconstructing what was already considered a championship roster around a trade for Russell Westbrook, adding to LeBron James and Anthony Davis and giving the Lakers a genuine Big Three. As has been discussed, the move comes with great potential benefits, but also plenty of potential problems. Nobody …
 
The Lakers continue filling out their collection of former players on the 2021-22 roster, with multiple reports saying they'll sign point guard Rajon Rondo as soon as he clears waivers after being released by the Memphis Grizzlies. That he'll land with L.A. isn't a big surprise - he was a common "future buyout candidate" cited as the type of player…
 
For all the consternation about roster moves, who came and who went for the Lakers this offseason, it was widely assumed for at least the first portion of the summer that the team would bring Jared Dudley back for another season serving as the official glue of the locker room. That presumption began to crumble last week with reports the Lakers were…
 
Vegas doesn't know everything, but they're a pretty good barometer of the landscape at any given time, and the folks at Betonline have numbers out on the 2021-22 season. Not surprisingly, the Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are prohibitive favorites to win the title. Like, way out ahead of the rest of the pack. Maybe the over/under on wins might feel a li…
 
The Lakers made a big investment, not necessarily in money but definitely in hope, in point guard Kendrick Nunn and veteran forward Trevor Ariza. Both played in Miami last year, which means Ethan Skolnick, longtime stalwart of the NBA journalism community and a fixture around the Heat, got an up-close view of both. Or as up close as one gets during…
 
When rapper and native Angeleno Nipsey Hussle was murdered on March 31, 2019, his death didn't just send shock waves throughout Los Angeles and the world of music. It was taken especially hard in the NBA community. Countless players shared thoughts and condolences before and after games, or via social media. The Lakers and Clippers as organizations…
 
The NBA's schedule wizards dropped their magic on the world Friday, and all in all the Lakers did pretty well. It's not just a home-heavy opening—nothing odd there, since the Lakers always have a home-heavy early slate—but one generally featuring non-playoff opponents, and even some of the worst squads the NBA has to offer (four games in the openin…
 
Carmelo Anthony has been connected to the Lakers for nearly a decade, famously meeting with the team in 2014 to potentially join the team. Several more years passed before a deal came to fruition, but he's finally in purple and gold, albeit as a much different player than during his prime as one of the league's premiere superstars. These days, he's…
 
Few topics generate more controversy among NBA players than their 2K rating, so it's no shock that Wednesday's release of the new NBA 2K22 numbers had a bunch of ballers up in arms. Even as high a rating as 96 (out of 100) feels like a slight if you're LeBron James. On the plus side, it also made him the #1 ranked player, just edging out fellow 96-…
 
It's that time of the year when the NBA starts leaking some games on the schedule before the official release. And because the Lakers are who they are, they'll inevitably end up among those in the mix. Thus, it's no surprise that among the three days' worth of games announced, the Lakers are included in each of them. They'll be hosting the Golden S…
 
During LeBron James' three seasons with the Lakers (and the entirety of his career, really), what to do while he sits has been mystery. The dropoff from arguably the greatest player ever and.... whoever else... would logically be pretty stark, but LeBron also can't play 48 minutes for 82 games and an entire postseason run, so something has to give.…
 
Summer League for the Lakers might be a relatively sleepy time - if anyone playing for the sort of Lakers right now ends up playing a role with the big team this season, things have likely gone off the rails in indescribably horrible fashion - but that doesn't mean there's no intrigue. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook appeared courtside together …
 
Among the new faces on the Lakers next season, Malik Monk is arguably the most intriguing. It's in part because he's just 23, coming off a career-best season with the Hornets, and is playing on a veteran's minimum well below what was his perceived market value. It's also in part because most Laker fans have barely seen him play (the whole "Charlott…
 
With the Lakers' roster now more or less settled and some clarity starting to emerge, it's time to open up the Locked On Lakers mailbag, which can be utilized via twitter (@kambrothers), email (kamenetzkybrothers@gmail.com) or the iTunes show page. There were a lot of questions about the best lineup combinations for Frank Vogel at the start or end …
 
It's been a minute since the Lakers hosted a big press conference (what with the global pandemic and all), but Tuesday the NBA's glamour franchise had a big Hollywood moment, introducing Russell Westbrook to the LA media and Lakers fans at a Staples Center presser. It was a big moment, and Westbrook (and GM Rob Pelinka) had a lot of interesting stu…
 
Russell Westbrook is many things at once. A force of nature. Polarizing. Exceptionally talented. Loudly flawed. All of which makes predicting his fit alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis and a newly overhauled supporting cast a challenging, but fascinating, puzzle for Frank Vogel to solve. At his best, Westbrook is a uniquely versatile player who …
 
Never let it be said that the Kamenetzky Brothers aren't agent of change. During Friday's show, they discussed how Frank Vogel still didn't have a contract extension, and the potential issues that could arise this coming season if he were allowed to coach as a lame duck. Hours later, the team announced that Vogel had a longer deal. The terms haven'…
 
With all the hoopla and shiny objects providing constant distractions during trade SZN and free agency SZN, it became easy to forget the Lakers still haven't worked out an extension for head coach Frank Vogel. Given that he led the team to a title two seasons ago... what's up with that? The Kamenetzkys discuss a recent article from The Athletic's B…
 
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