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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Jul 24, 2017

In our latest episode, we discuss how Kyrie Irving's trade request impacts the Lakers, and why L.A. tried not only to trade for Dwyane Wade, but to keep him long-term. Plus, how real are the LeBron James rumors?

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA

1:45- Kyrie Irving demands trade, what does that mean for Lakers?

9:15- Indiana's Paul George mistake

16:00- Lakers failed trade for Dwyane Wade

24:00- How real is LeBron James to LA?

30:00 Magic & Pelinka turning around Lakers

33:00- D'Angelo Russell trade looking better



Jul 17, 2017

On this episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, we dig into Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma's impressive Summer League success as a duo. We also talk about the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing, and why he helps the Lakers just as much as they help him. Plus, has Thomas Bryant been better than Ivica Zubac, and what does that mean for big Zu's future? 

2:00- Lonzo Ball's big summer

9:20- Kyle Kuzma making Lakers look brilliant w/ 27th pick

12:45- Fan mailbag- Do Lakers need more 3s? 

19:45- Why Kentavious Caldwell-Pope makes the Lakers dangerous

24:20- What's eating Ivica Zubac? 

29:30- Brandon Ingram blows up

Jul 11, 2017

This show comes to you from Las Vegas where we bring in Hannah Kulik, Nick Gelso, and Jared Weiss to talk about Lonzo Ball's development, Rajon Rondo coming to the Lakers, Summer League injuries, and much more. 


1:00- Lonzo Ball's development

6:15- Rajon Rondo to Lakers?

14:50- Jayson Tatum blowing up

21:35- Kyle Kuzma on fire

25:00- Lakers fans invade Las Vegas

28:30- Unheralded top performers


Jul 6, 2017

Host Trevor Lane and guest Jabari Davis preview the Lakers Summer League, which starts on Friday. We also dig into the latest free agency news and rumors. 

2:00- Gordon Hayward to Boston

8:00- Nick Young to Warriors

11:15- Lakers free agency plan

16:50- Is Rondo really a good fit?

21:45- Free agent targets

26:20- Summer League Preview

39:00- Lakers over-under


Jul 3, 2017

The LN Podcast takes a look at who the Lakers will sign in free agency, including rumors of Dion Waiters and Rajon Rondo. Plus, why was the Paul George trade actually a win for the Lakers? 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik


1:15- Lakers Free Agent Strategy

6:30- Wild Wild West

8:45- Blake Griffin Blunder

10:00- Dion Waiters in LA?

13:45- Nick Young to GSW?

15:50- Should Lakers sing Rajon Rondo?

29:30- Goodbye Tarik Black

33:00- Paul George Stolen

39:00- Paul George & Russell Westbrook to LA?

Jun 28, 2017

The Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and Yahoo NBA Insider Jordan Schultz on all the NBA madness going on right now. We talk about the Chris Paul trade, Phil Jackson leaving the Knicks, the latest Paul George rumors, and the Lakers plans in free agency.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Schultz_Report

1:15- Lane on CP3 trade

4:45- Small bummer for Boston

5:30- Lakers absorbing a contract?

6:45- NBA Draft 

11:00- Paul George rollercoaster

16:45- Schultz on CP3 trade/Blake Griffin

19:00- Clippers can't take LA from Lakers

20:00- Lakers free agency

24:00 Jordan Clarkson's value

25:15- Tarik Black team option

26:15- Phil Jackson out in NY 


Jun 27, 2017

We hand out grades for the Lakers 2017 NBA Draft, discuss all the crazy Paul George rumors, and preview the free agent frenzy that is coming up. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

Grading the draft

3:45- Lonzo Ball

7:20- D'Angelo Russell trade

9:45- Kyle Kuzma

14:00- Josh Hart

17:00- Thomas Bryant

19:40- Paul George

24:30- Free Agent Frenzy



Jun 21, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. joins the show to discuss the D'Angelo Russell trade, the potential of Paul George joining the team, dunking on Brook Lopez, Lonzo Ball, and more. Plus, Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Jordan Schultz talks about the latest Lakers rumors: 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Larrydn22, @Schultz_Report


1:10- Larry Nance Jr

30:45- Yahoo's NBA Insider Jordan Schultz on latest Lakers Rumors

Jun 19, 2017

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and guest Alex Kennedy talking Paul George rumors, who appears to have finally delivered an ultimatum to Indiana. Is he bound for LA? Plus, we analyze the Celtics-76ers trade and preview the NBA Draft. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA


3:30- Deep dive into Paul George rumors

23:30- Analyzing Celtics-76ers trade

39:50- NBA Draft Preview

Jun 16, 2017

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features guest LaVar Ball discussing the NBA Draft, his son Lonzo, and of course, why he should be the Lakers pick at number two. Then, we check in with Ryan Ward to get his take on which draft prospects fit best with the Lakers.


Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Lavarbigballer, @RyanWardLA


1:10- LaVar Ball

14:50- Ryan Ward

Jun 12, 2017

On this episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, host Trevor Lane and guests Derek Bodner and Gerald Borguet break down potential picks for the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft, plus we talk possible trades. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @DerekBodnerNBA, @GeraldBorguet


1:30- Are PHI fans upset about not getting LAL's '17 pick?

4:15- Disappointed Suns fans

7:00- What happens to the draft if LAL select Ball? 

14:30- Could SAC trade 5 & 10?

17:45- What happens if LAL take Jackson?

22:45- Things get crazy if LAL take De'Aaron Fox

26:00- Jahlil Okafor trades

28:30- Suns putting Bledsoe, Dudley, Chandler on the block?

35:00- Trust the Process?


Jun 5, 2017

This packed episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features host Trevor Lane chatting with Jordan Schultz about the rumors that the Lakers might not draft Lonzo Ball and trade Jordan Clarkson. Then, we bring in Mike Schmitz of Draft Express to break down all of the Lakers' options with their draft picks. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Schultz_Report, @Mike_Schmitz

Jordan Schultz

1:45- Sources indicate Lakers may not take Lonzo Ball 1st overall

7:30- Jordan Clarkson trade rumors

9:45- Is Clarkson trade a precursor to Paul George?

Mike Schmitz

17:00- Markelle Fultz

20:00- Lonzo Ball

29:15- Josh Jackson

34:30- Jayson Tatum

37:30- De'Aaron Fox

42:30- Dennis Smith Jr

28th pick players

48:00- Semi Ojeleye

49:15- Derrick White

50:15- Jawun Evans

51:10- Jordan Bell

53:15- How strong is the '17 Draft?

Jun 1, 2017

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features host Trevor Lane and guest Mark Medina of the Southern California News Group discussing D'Angelo Russell's work ethic and what the Lakers will do with him if they draft Lonzo Ball. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @MarkG_Medina

1:15- Does D'Angelo Russell have a bad work ethic? 

13:00- What do the Lakers think of Russell?

15:15- Is Ingram ahead of Russell?

18:00- Can Russell & Lonzo Ball co-exist?

20:30- Does Russell not want Lonzo in LA?

25:00- How would Magic Johnson handle LaVar Ball?

34:00- Draft workout talk

43:00- Which young Laker will improve the most this summer?

May 29, 2017

Should the Lakers draft Lonzo Ball or De'Aaron Fox? The Lakers Nation Podcast discusses, plus we debate whether or not Brandon Ingram should be as untouchable as Magic Johnson claims he is.
Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @SerenaWinters, @Hannah_Kulik

3:15- What do the Lakers need?
5:00- Lakers draft workouts
8:00- How important are workouts?
10:00- The case for De'Aaron Fox
14:00- The case for Lonzo Ball
16:30- D'Angelo Russell with Ball
19:50- Fit vs Best Player Available
21:20- Is Brandon Ingram untouchable?
30:00- What is Ivica Zubac working on?

May 22, 2017

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast host Trevor Lane and draft expert Sam Vecenie break down each of the Lakers' options with the second pick. Plus, we take a look at Julius Randle's tricky contract situation and how it will impact the team this year. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Sam_Vecenie

 1:45- Importance of LA keeping pick

4:00- Please pass on Fultz, Boston

7:00- Lonzo Ball in LA

13:45- Trade D'Angelo Russell?

15:30- Drafting De'Aaron Fox

21:00- Drafting Jayson Tatum

23:45- Drafting Josh Jackson

31:00- So who should Lakers select?

33:45- Lonzo Ball: high risk, high reward?

35:00- Julius Randle's tricky contract



May 17, 2017

Lakers fans can finally exhale now that the basketball gods have smiled upon them in the draft lottery. We break down what the 2nd overall pick means for LA and what their options are moving forward. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @TheeCoreyH

1:30- Draft recap

6:15- Was it rigged? 

8:30- What's do Lakers do with the pick?

12:00- Is D'Angelo Russell a 2 guard now?

15:00- The LaVar Ball factor

19:15- Trade pick for Paul George?

22:45- What Celtics do with no.1

24:30- Lonzo forcing his way to Lakers

29:45- Lakers win streak saves pick


May 14, 2017

On this edition of the Lakers Nation Podcast host Trevor Lane and guest Chris McGee of Spectrum SportsNet anxiously await Tuesday's NBA draft lottery. We play the lottery mock draft and analyze the results, plus what do Magic Johnson's comments reveal about the Lakers' offseason plans? 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @geeter3

2:00- Recapping the draft lottery odds

3:45- Draft trades

5:00- Good luck charms

6:30- How Luke Walton handles the draft

9:30- Magic Johnson’s Reaction at the lottery

11:30- Fans rooting against LA

13:00- Magic’s comments on cap space

16:00- Playing the draft lottery

16:45- Lonzo Ball vs Markelle Fultz

20:00- The Lavar Ball situation

22:00- Who would Lakers take at 3?

27:45- Geeter predicts the lottery

May 11, 2017

The draft lottery is almost here and the Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and guest Mark Medina breaking down every angle. How will the lottery results impact the rebuild? Plus, we discuss the latest front office shakeup.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @MarkG_Medina

1:00- Front Office Changes

10:00 Draft lottery talk

12:00- Will Lakers trade their young talent?

17:00- Why Lakers are optimistic about draft lottery

19:00- Will LA sign major free agents this summer if they lose the pick?

20:30- How Lottery impacts Paul George situation

28:00- What will Lakers do if they keep the pick?

30:00- Would Lakers trade the pick?

36:00- How do Lakers value their players in trade talks?

42:30- Mark predicts the lottery

May 8, 2017

The Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and guest Sam Vecenie digging into the draft lottery, who the top picks will be, and much more

0:20- Paul George trades

:2:30- Draft Lottery discussion

10:00- Is LaVar Ball hurting Lonzo's draft stock?

14:45- Evaluating the draft board

26:00- Who could Lakers select with 28th pick?

29:30- Is Harry Giles this year's Skal Labissiere?

34:15- Where would Brandon Ingram go in this year's draft?

39:30- Could Kristaps Porzingis be traded? What could the Lakers offer?

49:00- NBA Playoffs

May 1, 2017

This week's episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast features host Trevor Lane chatting with Kelvin Washington of ESPNLA's "Marcellus And Kelvin Show". We talk about the latest Paul George rumors and also dive into the Lakers vs Clippers rivalry and whether or not Los Angeles will always be a Lakers town. Plus, we discuss the shocking layoffs at ESPN. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Kdubblive


1:30- ESPN layoffs

10:00- Clippers problems

15:00- Will LA always be a Lakers town?

26:00- Lakers need more personality, Lonzo & LaVar Ball? 

28:00- Should Lonzo Ball be the first pick? 

33:00- How does Larry Bird stepping down impact Paul George?

42:00- Motivation from Kelvin


Apr 24, 2017

It may be the offseason but CourtCast by Lakers Nation is going strong. Today we talk about the possibility of trading Paul George, the Lakers' options in free agency, and if it's time to part with some of the young players with guest Alex Kennedy. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA


0:45- NBA Playoffs

3:30- Lakers target stars

5:30- Free agent options

6:30- Trading for Paul George a mistake?

10:45- Impact of Magic Johnson/Rob Pelinka

15:00- Is anyone untouchable? 

21:30- Waiting out top teams

28:30- Lakers cap space

30:00- Let Tarik Black go?

45:00- Blake Griffin to Lakers?

47:00- Alex interviews Kobe Bryant, king of Orlando



Apr 17, 2017

Recapping the Los Angeles Lakers 2016-2017 and looking ahead to a busy summer with Serena Winters and Corey Hansford

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @SerenaWinters, @TheeCoreyH


0:55- Was this Lakers season a success? 

7:45- Brandon Ingram's work ethic

9:00- Is Ivica Zubac a starter?

16:20- Rob Pelinka's Attack Plan

22:15- Trade for Carmelo Anthony?

25:00- Standout moments from young Lakers

31:00- Draft lottery superstitions 

Apr 10, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are in the middle of an epic tank war, so this episode of CourtCast has host Trevor Lane and guest Gerald Borguet take a look at both sides of the conflict. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @GeraldBorguet

1:15- Update on the tank race

2:30- Suns fans opinion on tanking

4:30- Lakers fans opinions

6:00- Who would the Suns pick 1st overall?

7:30- Impact of shutting down Bledsoe

12:00- Differences between Lakers and Suns tanking efforts

13:30- Why Suns fans may not be happy if LAL lose their pick

19:00- Is tanking a problem for the NBA?

24:00- Fans vs players

29:00- Fixing the NBA Draft

40:00- Why it’s not good to be on Markieff Morris’ bad side

Apr 6, 2017

On this episode of CourtCast by host Trevor Lane and guest Chris McGee of Spectrum SportsNet discuss the state of the Lakers. We talk Luke Walton's job performance, how veteran players react to tanking, and just how catastrophic it would be for the Lakers to lose their 2017 draft pick. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @geeter3


0:50- Surviving the tank

4:45- How veteran players react to tanking

6:45- Why tanking is so difficult for fans

11:30- Will the Phoenix Suns win another game? 

14:00- Why keeping the pick matters so much

18:15- Geeter on why Luke Walton is a superstar

31:10- D'Angelo Russell, shooting guard? 

34:00- Magic Johnson at the helm

37:00- Moving Mozgov and Deng

38:00- Trade the pick? 

43:00- Geeter's Favorite Stories From Covering The Lakers


Apr 3, 2017

With the Lakers season winding down, we spend this episode of CourtCast by discussing D'Angelo Russell's mentality as well as the job that head coach Luke Walton has done. Plus put on the GM hat and play a fun game pitting Lakers players against other NBA talents. Trevor Lane hosts with guest Jabari Davis. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @JabariDavisNBA

1:10- Has D'Angelo Russell had a successful season?

3:00- Does Russell have the wrong mentality for the Lakers? 

5:00- Wait- Russell ISN'T the next Magic Johnson????

9:00- Is Russell a point guard or shooting guard?

12:00- Talking 2017 NBA Draft- Ball vs Fultz

18:30- Malik Monk 3rd overall? 

19:30- Assessing Luke Walton's performance this year

30:30- Player vs player breakdown

42:30- The time Jabari made people think he was an NBA player



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