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A team of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George is a possibility for the Lakers in 2018 free agency period. Wild.

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It’s the last episode of “Locked on Lakers” before free agency officially kicks off, so Pete and I try to take you through the best ways to make it through this time of year with your sanity intact.

Any NBA offseason tends to be wild, but one in which LeBron James is available, the Los Angeles Lakers have cap space is going to be absolute insanity. Add to that Paul George’s free agency and how the San Antonio Spurs are probably going to be forced into trading Kawhi Leonard to their rival Lakers and... Man, how is all this going on at the same time?

But before we get to any of that, we need to offer our most special thanks to the Lakers for making dreams come true. Tyler Ennis is officially a free agent. We made it. We somehow made it.

Let’s get back to this offseason, though.

The Lakers might somehow walk away from this summer with LeBron, Kawhi and Paul George. Typing that sentence just feels great. Reading it out loud is even better. Go on, no one will judge you.

Pete and I do try to figure out and offer up the best explanation we can muster for how things are playing out publicly. Sifting through all the leaks, rumors and speculation takes can wear thin on anyone and this summer feels like that to the nth degree. Most relevant to today’s news cycle: What can we glean from the various leaks surrounding a Kawhi trade?

At the very end, we give our thoughts on what we might get over the weekend. We actually disagree on how things might go, but it’ll be enthralling all the same.

Listen to the full conversation below and as always, please check out old episodes or guarantee you won’t miss any ever again by subscribing on iTunes.