The Los Angeles Lakers are doing their best to keep their fan base and the league as a whole guessing about the organization’s direction not just in the front office, but on paper next year. Today’s shows cover the latest in what has been a pretty tiresome week of news and rumors.
In this episode, Jas is joined by our fearless leader, Harrison Faigen. With rumors that some of Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors teammates believe the NBA superstar is leaving for Los Angeles this offseason, the guys breakdown whether that means Leonard will be joining the Lakers or Clippers.
Following that, Harrison and Jas look at the loaded NBA free agency class, and which of the superstars they think are most likely to end up in the purple and gold next season.
Another topic covered in this episode is how the Lakers have handled the franchise since Magic Johnson stepped down, and what it means for Rob Pelinka. With the team being a soap opera the entire season, Harrison and Jas talk about what different approaches the team can take to gain some stability.
To wrap things up, the guys look into the latest Lakers coaching rumors, including Monty Williams, Tyronn Lue and Juwan Howard.
Locked on Lakers
On this week’s last show, Pete and I discuss the coaching candidates that have been made public thus far, and what they seem to signal individually. It’s a bit of a wide-ranging topic that covers everything from which coach we prefer, to how important it is that the Lakers find the right one (and for the right reasons). The Lakers can’t afford to screw this up and go through another Luke Walton situation.
Pete also shocked me with a movie he hadn’t seen before that I legitimately had to recover from.
You can listen to the entire episode below, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.