Editor’s note: This podcast was recorded before the Milwaukee Bucks broke the internet with their back-to-back blockbuster trades.
It’s trade season in the NBA, and to the surprise of many, the Los Angeles Lakers were the team that got the ball rolling by trading Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Dennis Schröder, last season’s runner-up for Sixth Man of the Year.
Given the fact that Green was the Lakers’ biggest salary ballast, it’s hard to imagine we’ll see a bigger trade than that out of Los Angeles this offseason. However, with Rob Pelinka calling the shots for the Lake Show, anything is possible.
In this week’s episode of “The 30,” part of the Silver Screen and Roll podcast network, Anthony and Jas discuss how the Lakers can keep improving this offseason. First, the guys touch on what will happen with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley, two players that are expected to opt out of their contracts and enter unrestricted free agency. Following that, Anthony and Jas talk about Pelinka’s performance since Magic Johnson stepped aside and how well he has done filling out the roster.
Then, they break down the Chris Paul trade and what it means for the Phoenix Suns. To wrap things up, Anthony and Jas discuss the loaded Pacific Division that features the Lakers, Suns, L.A. Clippers and a reloaded Golden State Warriors squad.
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You can follow Jas on Twitter at @jaskang21, and Anthony at @AnthonyIrwinLA.