The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – John Steinbeck
It is no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers have big plans in 2018 Free Agency, many of which would necessitate the departure of many of the players on the current roster, most notably Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Andrew Bogut spoke candidly about this dynamic in a recent post game scrum, while Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times noted that the Lakers have shopped both of them, and that they’re both keenly aware of that fact. This (hopefully) culminated in an air-it-out meeting on Thursday, in which players were encouraged to express their grievances, and did exactly that.
In this edition of the Laker Film Room podcast, Darius and I discuss the environment that results from the Lakers having their eyes on tomorrow at the expense of today, Julius Randle’s precarious position, Jordan Clarkson’s more carefree approach, their perplexing approach toward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and much more.