Paul George is the key to getting LeBron to the Lakers
Other than breadcrumbs about LeBron James free agency leanings. Kawhi Leonard’s reported demand to be traded from San Antonio. Although Paul George has become an afterthought in the discussion, Colin thinks he’s the key to getting LeBron to the Lakers.
Colin doesn’t see LeBron agreeing to leave for L.A. without any superstar teammates in place, and with any Kawhi deal not likely to get done until closer to the start of the regular season, the Lakers landing George early in free agency will clear the path for LeBron to join. Once George and James are in place, Magic can pull off a trade for Leonard and to complete the new superteam.
Kawhi had a bad year, but he’s not a bad guy
Kawhi Leonard has been getting trashed in anonymous media stories since demanding a trade from the Spurs. Colin isn’t surprised that the stories have leaked, but he’s not buying that Leonard is the locker room cancer some are making him out to be.
Until last year, Leonard was the embodiment of a softspoken winner, who preferred to let his play do the talking rather than talking to the media. This season was ruined by injury, and by Popovich and teammates Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili blindsiding him by publicly questioning his commitment. He can’t be both, so which is it? Colin thinks there’s a difference between a bad guy, and a guy that had a bad year. He thinks Leonard is the latter, and doesn’t expect the same drama at his next stop.
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Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys quarterback joins the show to talk about roster changes; and the steps he wants to take this season.
Eddie House – FS1 NBA Analyst and NBA world champion is in-studio on the difference between the Heat and Celtics locker rooms; and why he’s taking Kawhi’s side in the Spurs divorce.
Larry Coon – NBA salary cap expert joins the show to discuss how some of the prospective mega trades could go down; and why the Lakers have a great cap situation.
Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead is in-studio discussing NBA free agency and why Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving could team up with the Nets in 2019.