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Podcast: Which non max-level free agents should the Lakers pursue?

If the Lakers opt for depth over star power, which NBA free agents should they target? We have a few ideas.

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With mere days before one of the wilder free agency periods in recent memory, our podcast hosts continued to try to figure out what might go down. It’s truly insane how few stars we can feel comfortable prognosticating on the priorities of, let alone predict where those values might take them. But that won’t stop us from talking about a few options for the team.

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While the Lakers are likely to be star chasing in free agency, there remains the possibility the team could look for depth versus star power. As a host of quality role players enter the free agent market on July 1, the potential for building a deeper, talented team around superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis remains.

With that in mind, hosts Harrison Faigen and Jacob Rude discussed some of those non-max free agents. Each compiled a list of their top free agent fits and compared them with one another. On top of discussing specific players like Patrick Beverley and J.J. Redick, the two discussed the archetype of players who would make sense in L.A. They also talked about potential Laker reunions with Brook Lopez, Reggie Bullock, and briefly discuss D’Angelo Russell.

All that comes after talking about Anthony Davis taking the role as fellow recruiter for the Lakers alongside LeBron James, and how convincing an argument the two can make to potential signees.

You can listen to the episode below, and for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

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On today’s show, I somehow got to all the questions left over in the iTunes Mailbag. There was some overlap because free agency seems to be so unpredictable, but there was some incredibly fun morsels in there, too.

My favorite question of the show had to do with James, Davis and NBA Jam. I contend that not only are they the best tandem the game could offer in the NBA right now, but belong among the best teammates the game will have ever seen in league history. They’re that perfect a fit.

Also covered: How Blake Griffin being traded by the Clippers might affect Kawhi Leonard’s free agency decision, the latest on Russell, and plenty more.

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.

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