The Los Angeles Lakers would love to sign Paul George this summer, but will he be willing to walk away from the Oklahoma City Thunder? With a limited amount of talent on the free agent market this summer, the Lakers will have to hope that they can find a way to convince George to return to his hometown.
George recently made comments about the Thunder and whether their success or failure in the playoffs would make an impact on his decision this summer when he hits free agency. Do these comments suggest a positive outcome for the Lakers or will the team be shunned by star players once again? The LN Podcast discusses with host Trevor Lane and guest Hannah Kulik.
Additionally, the team is currently struggling to deal with injuries to Lonzo Ball, Isaiah Thomas, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma. They have lost five of their last six games as a result of having such a diminished roster, and it appears that the players left standing are running out of gas. Is this going to kill the momentum that the organization had heading into the summer?
Plus, Mitch Kupchak, the former General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, has landed a new job running the Charlotte Hornets. Does he deserve another shot in the NBA after signing Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov to their disastrous contracts?
The podcast concludes by taking fan questions, who ask about the Lakers’ options at center if Brook Lopez and DeMarcus Cousins are off the board, Tyler Ennis’ future with the team, ranking superstar forwards, and more.
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