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Lakers Podcast: How does the Thunder trade affect Paul George’s free agency in 2018?

Plus, the latest of Los Angeles’ free gency pursuits

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The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in an all-too-familiar spot: As free agents sign elsewhere, they are stuck sitting on their hands on the off chance that maybe, a year from now, some superstar might be coming.

Others have pointed this out, obviously, but it’s worth repeating: However much the person making the decisions is liked (especially compared to their predecessor), that doesn’t change the fact that Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka are repeating the exact same process that had so many frustrated with Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak.

Also of note is how many of those who have been connected to the Lakers since free agency started have ties either to Rob Pelinka’s days as an agent or have recently played for the Lakers. Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin discussed their thoughts on Rajon Rondo, Dion Waiters and more players that have met with the Lakers.

Then, Fred Katz of Locked on Thunder joined to take us through the Paul George trade and how likely he might be to re-sign in OKC long-term.

As always, if you enjoy the show, you can find our iTunes channel here (and give us a nice rating if you’re so inclined), or you can listen to the podcast directly through Audioboom below. If you’re interested in advertising on the show, email lakerslockedon@gmail.com. Lastly, don’t forget to follow Harrison and Anthony on Twitter at @hmfaigen and @AnthonyIrwinLA: