What storylines should fans from Western Conference teams be watching in the preseason?
Is it a Lakers podcast? Is it a Clippers podcast? No one knows! Brandon Marcus and Ethan Norof host our first crossover episode of Hoop Ball team beat shows, covering the battle for LA!
Avery Bradley is emerging as a potential starter, the Lakers have a decision in the middle and Kyle Kuzma's absence might force the team to reshuffle the deck. Ethan Norof and J.C. DeLeon head into training camp!
Training camp is 10 days away! Ethan dives into Mike's Mailbag and dishes on what the Lakers identity needs to be, including the different options at point guard.
In a turn of events that, despite rumors, none of us truly saw coming, Dwight Howard is set to sign with the Lakers to replace the injury DeMarcus Cousins. Ethan Norof tries to talk Dan Besbris off a ledge.
DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL and the immediate aftermath is incredibly sad. Ethan Norof takes you into the Lakers mindset and that of poor DeMarcus, who has to battle back from a third serious injury in less than two years.
This week, it's multiple Kyle Kuzma hair-and-Team-USA stories, the NCAA's new rules on representation, LeBron hosting the team in Vegas, and thoughts on the final roster slot. Ethan Norof welcomes Dan Besbris back to the show to hit on the news variety bag!
Ethan Norof hammers out quick hits on the latest Lakers-related news, including chatter of the starters and closers, Kostas Antetokounmpo joining the team on a two-way deal, and the Kawhi-Haynes interview that followed Clippers presser day.
His avatar is Tarik Black, but he's so much more than that. Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano joins Ethan Norof for a comprehensive breakdown of where the Lakers sit post-free agency.
Jacob Rude (of Silver Screen and Roll) joins Ethan Norof to discuss the latest out of this wild Lakers offseason: LeBron at the point, what Avery Bradley's body can still do, and Kyle Kuzma's ever-evolving role.
Kawhi Leonard joined Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Lakers responded by signing three point guards, two shooting guards and two centers. All of this took 18 hours.
Silver Screen and Roll's Christian Rivas joins Ethan Norof to wait together, not that patiently, for Kawhi Leonard's decision, and the cheaper names still on the table after 24 hours of madness.
The Lakers bought into the second round of the draft to grab a young man with three names.
One podcast is not enough - Dan Besbris and Ethan Norof hit on the Lakers acquisition of Anthony Davis with the new pick swap information in hand.
Anthony Davis is a member of the Lakers! The deed is done! Dan Besbris and Aaron Bruski argue about the fallout and talk big picture items for both teams.