The Lakers finally matter again
The Lakers have suddenly become relevant again after adding to an already successful offseason by drafting their point guard of the future Lonzo Ball. New Laker execs Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka have made shrewd offseason moves to put the franchise back on a face track to contending.
They’re are also positioning themselves to have tons of cap space to pursue superstar free agents Paul George and LeBron James in 2018.
The Lakers finally matter again, and that’s good for the overall NBA product.
Paul George to the Celtics rumors make no sense
Paul George rumors are flying everywhere, the most recent of which say that George may be headed to the Celtics. Colin isn’t buying it, and thinks much of the George news has been generated by leaks from the Pacers in an attempt to create fake interest to drive up the superstar forward’s price.
Reportedly, the Celtics want George to sign an extension before trading for him, but this seems unlikely because George has expressly stated that he wants to play in L.A. This whole thing looks like a smokescreen coming from Indiana GM Kevin Pritchard to drive up the price. You can’t blame him, these trades are always lopsided, and the team giving up the star usually ends up getting the short end.
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Basketball Analyst joins the show to talk NBa Draft; the Lakers new look; why LaVar Ball deserves some credit for Lonzo ending up with the Lakers; if a skipped workout made Danny Ainge pass on Josh Jackson.
Rob Pelinka – Lakers GM looks back at his first draft; why they were willing to overlook Lonzo’s workout to still draft him; and why the Lakers weren’t deterred by LaVar Ball; and how his working relationship with Magic Johnson is developing.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider joins the show to talk NBA Draft; why he doesn’t understand what the Bulls are doing; and why he isn’t ruling out a Cavs rental of Paul George.