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044: Lakers Paul George Tampering Charges | Cap Space Strategy | Pursuit of LeBron James | Final Roster Spot

The Los Angeles Lakers could be in a bit of hot water after the Indiana Pacers filed tampering charges against them that allege Magic Johnson had improper contact with Paul George. Lakers Nation Podcast host Trevor Lane and cap expert Eric Pincus discuss the situation and dig into what the Lakers need to do to have enough space for two max contracts next summer. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @EricPincus 1:00- Paul George tampering accusation 16:30- Lakers path to LeBron James/Paul George/...

Duration: 01:12:23

043: Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James | Big Games On Lakers Schedule| BIG3

This episode of the LN Podcast dives into the Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James debate, which was rekindled recently when Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz both weighed in. Host Trevor Lane and guest Josh Eberley also discuss the top games on the Lakers' schedule, the imbalance between the Eastern and Western Conferences, and the BIG3 basketball league. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @JoshEberley 2:00- Big3 Basketball 10:00- Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James 25:30- Lakers big game breakdown 35:00-...

Duration: 00:38:54

042: How Lakers Can Make Room For LeBron James & Paul George| Jordan Clarkson's Trade Value| Julius Randle's Contract| Handling Luol Deng

The Los Angeles Lakers have huge plans for next summer, but what moves will have to be made to free up the cap space that they need? It won't be easy, and Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Luol Deng, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Brook Lopez could be the casualties. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @KeithSmithNBA 1:25- Lakers summer of success 5:30- 2018 free agent targets 11:00- Lakers current cap situation 17:30- How valuable is Jordan Clarkson? 24:30- What can the Lakers do with Luol Deng's...

Duration: 01:05:30

041: Grading the Lakers Offseason

On this episode of the LN Podcast, host Trevor Lane and guest Hannah Kulik hand out grades for what has been an exciting summer for the Los Angeles Lakers. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik 2:45- Lakers cap space plan 4:30- Grading the D'Angelo Russell trade 9:30- Grading the Lakers draft 20:00- Grading the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing 32:15- Grading the Tyler Ennis signing 37:30- Grading the Thomas Bryant & Vander Blue signings 44:00- Overall grades

Duration: 00:48:00

040: How Kyrie Irving's Trade Demand Impacts Lakers | L.A.'s Failed Trade For Dwyane Wade| Will LeBron James come to the Lakers?

In our latest episode, we discuss how Kyrie Irving's trade request impacts the Lakers, and why L.A. tried not only to trade for Dwyane Wade, but to keep him long-term. Plus, how real are the LeBron James rumors? Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA 1:45- Kyrie Irving demands trade, what does that mean for Lakers? 9:15- Indiana's Paul George mistake 16:00- Lakers failed trade for Dwyane Wade 24:00- How real is LeBron James to LA? 30:00 Magic & Pelinka turning around Lakers 33:00-...

Duration: 00:39:19

039: Lonzo Ball & Kyle Kuzma's Insane Chemistry | Brandon Ingram Blows Up | Lakers Hit Jackpot With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

On this episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, we dig into Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma's impressive Summer League success as a duo. We also talk about the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing, and why he helps the Lakers just as much as they help him. Plus, has Thomas Bryant been better than Ivica Zubac, and what does that mean for big Zu's future? 2:00- Lonzo Ball's big summer 9:20- Kyle Kuzma making Lakers look brilliant w/ 27th pick 12:45- Fan mailbag- Do Lakers need more 3s? 19:45- Why...

Duration: 00:34:20

038: From Summer League- Lonzo Ball's Development, Rajon Rondo, Lakers Injuries, Jayson Tatum

This show comes to you from Las Vegas where we bring in Hannah Kulik, Nick Gelso, and Jared Weiss to talk about Lonzo Ball's development, Rajon Rondo coming to the Lakers, Summer League injuries, and much more. 1:00- Lonzo Ball's development 6:15- Rajon Rondo to Lakers? 14:50- Jayson Tatum blowing up 21:35- Kyle Kuzma on fire 25:00- Lakers fans invade Las Vegas 28:30- Unheralded top performers

Duration: 00:34:33

037: Lakers Summer League Preview & Free Agency News And Rumors Round Up

Host Trevor Lane and guest Jabari Davis preview the Lakers Summer League, which starts on Friday. We also dig into the latest free agency news and rumors. 2:00- Gordon Hayward to Boston 8:00- Nick Young to Warriors 11:15- Lakers free agency plan 16:50- Is Rondo really a good fit? 21:45- Free agent targets 26:20- Summer League Preview 39:00- Lakers over-under

Duration: 00:43:31

036: Lakers Pursuing Dion Waiters, Rajon Rondo| Paul George Trade Analysis| NBA Free Agency

The LN Podcast takes a look at who the Lakers will sign in free agency, including rumors of Dion Waiters and Rajon Rondo. Plus, why was the Paul George trade actually a win for the Lakers? Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik 1:15- Lakers Free Agent Strategy 6:30- Wild Wild West 8:45- Blake Griffin Blunder 10:00- Dion Waiters in LA? 13:45- Nick Young to GSW? 15:50- Should Lakers sing Rajon Rondo? 29:30- Goodbye Tarik Black 33:00- Paul George Stolen 39:00- Paul George & Russell...

Duration: 00:47:23

035: Paul George Rumors|Lakers Free Agency|Chris Paul Trade|Phil Jackson Out In NY w/ Yahoo's Jordan Schultz

The Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and Yahoo NBA Insider Jordan Schultz on all the NBA madness going on right now. We talk about the Chris Paul trade, Phil Jackson leaving the Knicks, the latest Paul George rumors, and the Lakers plans in free agency. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Schultz_Report 1:15- Lane on CP3 trade 4:45- Small bummer for Boston 5:30- Lakers absorbing a contract? 6:45- NBA Draft 11:00- Paul George rollercoaster 16:45- Schultz on CP3 trade/Blake...

Duration: 00:29:07

034: Lakers Draft Grades, Paul George Trades, and Free Agency Preview

We hand out grades for the Lakers 2017 NBA Draft, discuss all the crazy Paul George rumors, and preview the free agent frenzy that is coming up. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik Grading the draft 3:45- Lonzo Ball 7:20- D'Angelo Russell trade 9:45- Kyle Kuzma 14:00- Josh Hart 17:00- Thomas Bryant 19:40- Paul George 24:30- Free Agent Frenzy

Duration: 00:43:15

033: Larry Nance Jr. Speaks Out On D'Angelo Russell Trade, Drafting Lonzo, Plus Latest Trade Rumors With Yahoo's Jordan Schutlz

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. joins the show to discuss the D'Angelo Russell trade, the potential of Paul George joining the team, dunking on Brook Lopez, Lonzo Ball, and more. Plus, Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Jordan Schultz talks about the latest Lakers rumors: Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Larrydn22, @Schultz_Report 1:10- Larry Nance Jr 30:45- Yahoo's NBA Insider Jordan Schultz on latest Lakers Rumors

Duration: 00:43:34

032: Paul George Trade Rumors|Celtics-76ers Trade Analysis|NBA Draft Predictions

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and guest Alex Kennedy talking Paul George rumors, who appears to have finally delivered an ultimatum to Indiana. Is he bound for LA? Plus, we analyze the Celtics-76ers trade and preview the NBA Draft. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA 3:30- Deep dive into Paul George rumors 23:30- Analyzing Celtics-76ers trade 39:50- NBA Draft Preview

Duration: 01:08:59

031: LaVar Ball On Lonzo, The Lakers, And The NBA Draft

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features guest LaVar Ball discussing the NBA Draft, his son Lonzo, and of course, why he should be the Lakers pick at number two. Then, we check in with Ryan Ward to get his take on which draft prospects fit best with the Lakers. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Lavarbigballer, @RyanWardLA 1:10- LaVar Ball 14:50- Ryan Ward

Duration: 00:33:10

030: Running NBA Draft Scenarios and Potential Trades

On this episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, host Trevor Lane and guests Derek Bodner and Gerald Borguet break down potential picks for the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft, plus we talk possible trades. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @DerekBodnerNBA, @GeraldBorguet 1:30- Are PHI fans upset about not getting LAL's '17 pick? 4:15- Disappointed Suns fans 7:00- What happens to the draft if LAL select Ball? 14:30- Could SAC trade 5 & 10? 17:45- What...

Duration: 00:42:48

029: Jordan Schultz On Why Lakers May Pass On Lonzo Ball & Mike Schmitz Breaks Down Draft Prospects

This packed episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features host Trevor Lane chatting with Jordan Schultz about the rumors that the Lakers might not draft Lonzo Ball and trade Jordan Clarkson. Then, we bring in Mike Schmitz of Draft Express to break down all of the Lakers' options with their draft picks. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Schultz_Report, @Mike_Schmitz Jordan Schultz 1:45- Sources indicate Lakers may not take Lonzo Ball 1st overall 7:30- Jordan Clarkson trade rumors 9:45- Is...

Duration: 00:57:20

How do D'Angelo Russell & Lonzo Ball Fit Together? Is Russell's Work Ethic As Bad As Byron Scott Says?

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features host Trevor Lane and guest Mark Medina of the Southern California News Group discussing D'Angelo Russell's work ethic and what the Lakers will do with him if they draft Lonzo Ball. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @MarkG_Medina 1:15- Does D'Angelo Russell have a bad work ethic? 13:00- What do the Lakers think of Russell? 15:15- Is Ingram ahead of Russell? 18:00- Can Russell & Lonzo Ball co-exist? 20:30- Does Russell not want Lonzo in...

Duration: 00:50:12

027: Lonzo Ball vs De'Aaron Fox, Is Brandon Ingram Untouchable?

Should the Lakers draft Lonzo Ball or De'Aaron Fox? The Lakers Nation Podcast discusses, plus we debate whether or not Brandon Ingram should be as untouchable as Magic Johnson claims he is. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @SerenaWinters, @Hannah_Kulik 3:15- What do the Lakers need? 5:00- Lakers draft workouts 8:00- How important are workouts? 10:00- The case for De'Aaron Fox 14:00- The case for Lonzo Ball 16:30- D'Angelo Russell with Ball 19:50- Fit vs Best Player Available 21:20- Is...

Duration: 00:34:10

026: Breaking Down Lakers Draft Options w/ Sam Vecenie

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast host Trevor Lane and draft expert Sam Vecenie break down each of the Lakers' options with the second pick. Plus, we take a look at Julius Randle's tricky contract situation and how it will impact the team this year. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Sam_Vecenie 1:45- Importance of LA keeping pick 4:00- Please pass on Fultz, Boston 7:00- Lonzo Ball in LA 13:45- Trade D'Angelo Russell? 15:30- Drafting De'Aaron Fox 21:00- Drafting Jayson Tatum 23:45-...

Duration: 00:50:35

025: Lakers Land 2nd Overall Pick In The NBA Draft

Lakers fans can finally exhale now that the basketball gods have smiled upon them in the draft lottery. We break down what the 2nd overall pick means for LA and what their options are moving forward. Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @TheeCoreyH 1:30- Draft recap 6:15- Was it rigged? 8:30- What's do Lakers do with the pick? 12:00- Is D'Angelo Russell a 2 guard now? 15:00- The LaVar Ball factor 19:15- Trade pick for Paul George? 22:45- What Celtics do with no.1 24:30- Lonzo forcing his way to...

Duration: 00:40:43

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