Lakers Nation Podcast

The Lakers Nation Podcast is dedicated to providing intelligent Los Angeles Lakers talk year-round. Hosted by Senior Writer Trevor Lane, this podcast provides a big-picture look at the Lakers world while also addressing week-to-week news. We bring on a variety of guests from the Lakers community to provide different perspectives about the purple and gold. New episodes will be available every week on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network mobile app. Follow Lakers Nation on Facebook and Twitter @LakersNation
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Dec 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have a plan to return the team to the top of the NBA mountain and it revolves around having enough money for two max free agents, so we bring in cap expert Eric Pincus to discuss what the team may do at the trade deadline and next summer. Plus, what will happen with Julius Randle, and Eric has an outside-the-box idea to deal with the contract of Luol Deng.



Dec 21, 2017

It's a Christmas miracle! The Lakers picked up a huge win over the Houston Rockets, so we discuss the victory and then dive into our Christmas mailbag to cover trades, the young talent, and much more. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hannah_Kulik

2:15- Lakers defeat Rockets

14:15- What does Paul George & LeBron James mean for Brandon Ingram?

17:30- Marc Gasol trade?

20:00- Are Lakers attractive to free agents?

25:00- Can Josh Hart replace KCP?

28:00- Julius Randle still not starting?

31:10- Lonzo's improvement

35:10- Lakers trades

40:00- Ingram/Kuzma & Cousins?

44:00- Brook Lopez trades


Dec 11, 2017

Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik put some positive vibes out and discuss the 10 best things going on in the world of the Los Angeles Lakers right now. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

Dec 4, 2017

The NBA Trade market is about to heat up, so this episode of the LN Podcast is dedicated to figuring out who the Lakers may trade. Plus, we talk about an intriguing deal that would land Paul George in Los Angeles this season.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AnthonyIrwinLA

1:15- What makes a good trade?

2:45- What do the Lakers want in a trade?

4:30- Trade for Paul George now?

18:30- Who will Lakers consider trading?

25:30- Is Julius Randle too good to trade?

32:00- Trade at the deadline or wait til the summer?

Nov 30, 2017

We are already 1/4 of the way into the season, and with that being the case Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik hand out some hardware! We discuss the best (and worst) players and moments of the 2017-2018 season. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hannah_kulik


1:00- OT thriller vs GSW

11:30- Best New Addition

14:15- Biggest Surprise

17:15- Biggest Disappointment

20:30- 6th Man

24:00- Best Win

28:00- Most likely to be traded

30:30- Best Dunk

33:00- MVP


Nov 27, 2017

NBA shooting coach David Nurse stops by the LN Podcast to discuss Lonzo Ball's wayward jump shot and how to fix it (and it doesn't involve changing his form). 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @DavidNurse05

Nov 20, 2017

On this packed episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, we have Larry Nance Jr. and Kyle Kuzma on to talk about the season and then Sam Vecenie joins to break down Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and the rest of the Lakers' building blocks. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Larrydn22, @kylekuzma, @Sam_Vecenie

1:30- Larry Nance Jr., Kyle Kuzma, 

15:45- Sam Vecenie of the Athletic

Nov 13, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have been picked up by Lonzo Ball, who became the youngest player in NBA History to record a triple-double. Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik discuss, plus should Julius Randle be on the trade block?

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

2:00- Lakers improvements

5:50- Lonzo's Triple-double

14:00- Lakers schedule

19:00- Lakers defense!

26:00- Julius Randle on the trade block?


Nov 6, 2017

The world of tech and sports collide in this episode as we bring in Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo to talk Lakers basketball and how the world of technology is making an impact on sports as we know it. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hmfaigen, @Jon4Lakers

1:15- Lakers talk

8:00- Is Lonzo a bust?

16:00- Tech and sports collide

17:00- Do we have too much tech?

31:50- iPhone vs Android for athletes

Nov 2, 2017

Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. chats with Trevor Lane about life as a starter, the pending return of D'Angelo Russell, competing in the dunk contest, and much more. Don't miss this episode! 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Larrydn22


1:00- Lakers mindset

1:30- Life as a starter

3:00- New starting 5

4:00- Adjusting to Lonzo

5:00- Summer improvements

8:00- Predictions

9:15- Randle losing starting role

10:45- Defensive improvements

12:30- Nance in the dunk contest?

17:30- First-Team All-Defense

18:30- Switching defense

20:20- Nance's three-point shot

Oct 30, 2017

With the Lakers second week of the season in the books, Trevor Lane and Harrison Faigen discuss what may need to change in the rotation and dig into Lonzo Ball's shooting woes. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hmfaigen

1:30- Youth to blame for losses?

3:00- Three-point issues

5:30- Brook Lopez

11:00- Lonzo's shooting

12:45- Time for a change?

17:30- Julius Randle rumbling

26:00- Luke Walton's rotations

34:00- Warp Speed

37:30- Projecting Week 1

Oct 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers started the season off with some rough patches but also showed a lot of promise. Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik break down all of the action. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hannah_kulik

2:40- Jordan Clarkson impresses

3:55- Lonzo Ball

10:00- Julius Randle is back

18:30- Next step

20:30- Lonzo breaking records

23:00- KCP

24:30- Kyle Kuzma starting?

30:00- DeMarcus Cousins to LA?

35:00- Ban the charge


Oct 16, 2017

The new NBA season is here! We bring in Alex Kennedy to discuss the Lakers season, potential trade candidates, and predict some of the key NBA awards. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA


1:00- New season starting

3:45- What needs to happen for Paul George to come to L.A.?

8:00- How good are the young Lakers?

17:30- Who is on the Lakers trade block?

23:30- Brandon Ingram

28:15- Predicting NBA awards


Oct 12, 2017

Clint Parks, the longtime trainer of Lakers rookie sensation Kyle Kuzma, joins host Trevor Lane on the show today to talk about Kuz's transition to the NBA and why he just may be the best rookie in the 2017 draft.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @brotherhood05

Oct 2, 2017

We head to the Lakers Nation studio to chat about the Lakers preseason with Corey Hansford and Hannah Kulik, then head out to the Honda Center to talk to fans about LeBron James, Randle vs. Nance, and much more. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @TheeCoreyH, @hannah_kulik

1:00- In studio on Lakers preseason

30:00- Interviews on LeBron to L.A., Lonzo Ball, Randle vs Nance, Brandon Ingram and more

Sep 26, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers season has officially begun now that Media Day has come and gone, so we analyze everything the team talked about in this can't-miss episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast. Host Trevor Lane is joined by special guests Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hmfaigen, @AnthonyIrwinLA

2:00- New energy around the Lakers

6:45- Brandon Ingram's new role

13:45- KCP a one-and-done?

23:00: New-look Julius Randle

29:00- Competition at power forward?

35:15- Is Andrew Bogut a lock to make the Lakers roster?


Sep 18, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers training camp is just around the corner so Trevor Lane chats with Serena Winters about what goes on at camp and who will win some of the major positional battles on the team. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @SerenaWinters

2:00- Ball in the Family

5:00- Training Camp

13:45- Lonzo's Impact

17:45- Luke Walton's growth

27:15- Positional Battles

45:45- Julius Randle's big year

Sep 14, 2017

We bring in Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball to talk about his preparations for his first NBA season, playing for Luke Walton, working out with Steve Nash and Kevin Durant, and much more. 

Twitter: @ZO2_, @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

1:45- Lonzo on the offseason, playing for the Lakers/Luke Walton, teaming up with Kyle Kuzma, and more

14:20- Hannah Kulik & Trevor Lane dig into Lonzo's interview

Sep 11, 2017

How many games will the Lakers win this season? Does loyalty still exist in the NBA? And should the league reform the draft lottery to try to stop tanking? Trevor Lane and Jared Weiss discuss.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @JaredWeissNBA

5:00- Should the NBA try to end tanking by reforming the Draft Lottery?

29:15- How many games will the Lakers win?

43:00- Does loyalty exist in the NBA? 



Sep 4, 2017

We kick off this episode by breaking down the rumor about Pacers owner Herb Simon suing the Lakers & NBA over the Paul George tampering dispute, then bring in Mark Medina to talk about his experiences covering the Lakers for the better part of a decade. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @MarkG_Medina

1:00- Pacers to sue Lakers?

18:00- Mark Medina follows Nick Young to Warriors

23:45- L.A. heading in right direction?

30:00- Can Lakers finally land a star?

35:15- Projecting Julius Randle's season

38:15- Projecting Jordan Clarkson's season

43:30- 2001 LAL vs 2017 GSW

46:15- Mark's favorite moments covering LAL


Aug 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers are busy getting ready for next season, so we decided now would be a great time to have fans ask questions about all things purple and gold. Host Trevor Lane and guest Hannah Kulik cover a ton of topics, ranging from Luol Deng and Jordan Clarkson trades to what a matchup between the 2001 Lakers and current Golden State Warriors would look like. It's a fun episode you don't want to miss: 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hannah_kulik

1:50- Trading Luol Deng

5:00- Russell Westbrook back to LA?

8:30- Jordan Clarkson trades

15:30- Projecting Brandon Ingram

21:30- Lakers All-Time Starting 5

29:45- LeBron/George vs Westbrook/Cousins

34:15- Are Lakers better than last year? 

39:30- Lakers defense

47:30- Lonzo Ball's stats

52:00- 01 Lakers vs today's Warriors


Aug 21, 2017

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/ DeMarcus Cousins/Russell Westbrook

37:30- Lakers could retain Brook Lopez on the cheap

43:15- LeBron James in L.A. 

55:00- Battle for the Lakers final roster spot

Aug 14, 2017

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- Conference imbalance

Aug 7, 2017

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 contract?

37:00- Julius Randle conundrum

47:00- Can Brandon Ingram play with LeBron and George?

54:00- What is plan B for LA? 

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Jul 31, 2017

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

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