The Lakers Exceptionalism Podcast

Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball

  • 57 minutes 30 seconds
    Coaching Primer

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss the firing of Darvin Ham and what direction the team could go with their Head Coach position. Later, they discuss the various reported candidates, including David Adelman, Micah Nori, Sam Cassell, Kenny Atkinson, Chris Quinn, and JJ Redick. Who is capable of coaching the team to success right away? What should the Lakers look for in a coach?


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    17 May 2024, 11:01 pm
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    Right Where We Want Them

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss the Lakers strong Game 4 performance, including which plays/sets were working the best, why LA has succeeded in guarding Jokic in the post, and what the Lakers could do to mitigate some areas where they've struggled.


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    28 April 2024, 11:35 pm
  • 43 minutes 59 seconds
    BELIEVE

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss the adjustments from Denver in Game 2, how the Lakers sets are still (mostly) working, and what LA can do to improve their execution in late game situations. We recorded this pod LIVE on Playback, where we watched Offensive Plays from the 4th Quarter. We tried to leave in parts of that conversation that were relevant without the video so you can still enjoy our coverage.


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    25 April 2024, 2:45 am
  • 1 hour 26 minutes
    Same But Different

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball hop on to discuss the 1st Round matchup with the Denver Nuggets, including a deep dive on Nikola Jokic's post ups & how (& how not) to guard him, how to navigate Murray Pick & Rolls, and what the Freelance Offense needs to do to have a shot in the series. We dug into both teams, both sides of the ball to find the most strategic advantages the Lakers can use to make another deep run in the Playoffs. Join us LIVE for the games on Playback!


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    20 April 2024, 12:05 am
  • 54 minutes 10 seconds
    Exceptional Matchup

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss their thoughts on the Lakers-Pelicans Play-In matchup, including why it's been such a one-sided matchup the last calendar year, how the Pelicans could adjust from the latest blowout, and whether or not the Lakers might tighten their rotation even more. Let's see if the Lakers can take care of business -- come watch the games with us on Playback live!

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    16 April 2024, 1:50 am
  • 57 minutes 59 seconds
    Digging Out of the Play-In

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss how the Lakers offense has performed since the All-Star break, including how D'Lo's Pull-Up 3PT game has been better than ever, why Rui has had such a big impact since entering the starting lineup, and how the final Regular Season Standings might shake out.


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    5 April 2024, 11:16 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    25 Games Left

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball return from the break to discuss the Lakers-Warriors game, how Spencer Dinwiddie has looked in his 1st 3 games, and dig into what to expect from the final 25 game segment of the season and where LA could realistically finish in the standings.


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    24 February 2024, 2:03 am
  • 55 minutes 9 seconds
    Free Dinwiddie

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss what Spencer Dinwiddie brings to the team, including dissecting his Impact this season, how his Defensive role will help as a Guard with more size, and which players could benefit from his addition to the rotation. Later, they discuss whether or not there was a trade on the market that the guys wished the Lakers made.

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    13 February 2024, 1:23 am
  • 59 minutes 41 seconds
    F*** Boston

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss the Lakers unexpected and spirited win in Boston without LeBron and AD, how Vando's injury and will complicate their development, and whether or not it will change their plans at the trade deadline.


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    3 February 2024, 4:04 am
  • 42 minutes 33 seconds
    The New (Old) Starting Lineup

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss the return of the Opening Night Lakers starters, how the Lakers have been unlucky on defense, and how their organized offense has looked over the last few weeks.

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    20 January 2024, 2:06 am
  • 54 minutes 34 seconds
    The Pod You Need Right Now

    Tom Zayas & Cranjis McBasketball discuss the up-and-down week from the Lakers, first breaking down how the Suns game got away from them, discussing the pros/cons of a trade for Dejounte Murray, and offer some hopeful context for how the team can still put things together this season.


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    13 January 2024, 1:12 am
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