Even while the Los Angeles Lakers appear to be an outright dumpster fire, there is some optimism surrounding the organization as things pertain to the chances at landing a star or superstar free agent. Today’s podcasts focus on that and plenty more.
Silver Screen & Roll Podcast
In this episode, Jas Kang is joined by our own Harrison Faigen. With ESPN’s longtime LeBron James insider Brian Windhorst saying the King has put on his recruiter cap and reached out to Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler, the guys breakdown if the Lakers have a realistic chance at landing either of the All-Stars.
Windhorst also stated that Kyrie Irving is considering the Lakers as an option heading into free agency. Jas and Harrison discuss how the former teammates could co-exist in Los Angles and what the domino effect could be on the rest of the roster.
While you have probably heard a lot about the “big fish” in free agency, Harrison and Jas look at some lesser known options that could help the team and what the Lakers should do with the No. 4 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. To wrap things up, Harrison and Jas look into LeBron being named third team All-NBA and how his desire to be the best will carry the the team next season.
Locked on Lakers
On today’s episode of “Locked on Lakers,” I welcomed Matt Moore of The Action Network to talk about the Lakers on a broader scope. What is the league-wide perception of this organization right now? More importantly than that, though, is whether any of this drama might actually impact superstar free agents who just want to be Lakers. Matt’s answer to this might surprise you.
After going back and forth on how last season went, we then discuss how last year’s team would have fared had it made the playoffs. This is where the fireworks were set off and the fun really kicks in.