In this episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I preview the Lakers free agency plans as we get closer to July 1st.
We breakdown the different angles on the LeBron James and Paul George rumors and discuss whether the noise around one or both coming should be taken seriously on the eve of free agency.
We then move onto how important the Julius Randle negotiations and the Luol Deng contract are to the LeBron/George scenario, getting deeper into the math of the salary cap and what would need to happen for the Lakers to actually open up the salary slots to sign superstar free agents like James and George.
Then the talk shifts gears to Kawhi Leonard and how, if at all, his situation in San Antonio should impact the Lakers free agency plans for this summer, whether we think the Lakers have a real shot at trading for him before the beginning of the year, and, if they’re unable to, how that might affect the summer of 2019.
There’s a lot of speculation in this pod, so if you’re into two guys playing out a bunch of hypotheticals while trying to read the tea leaves, this pod is for you. Give the entire episode a listen below.
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