Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Dwight Howard, Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant, Lakers News, Mitch Kupchak, Pau Gasol, Podcast, Steve Nash | 3 comments

p>In precisely two weeks, free agents and teams will be able to converse, and the NBA fireworks will officially explode. Until then, we drop a little “waiting game” ear candy. Among the talking points…

  • Before proceeding any further, be aware I”ve been battling a cough, and it acts up without warning. Should you hear the word “tornado,” immediately tear off your headphones to protect your ears. This is not a drill.
  • Per Ramona Shelburne, , which ends after the 2014 season. Should this be the case, what”s Bryant”s market value at nearly 36? Would he be wise to take a deep pay cut? Is playing alongside Bryant a strong or weak selling point for 2014″s marquee free agents?
  • Along these lines, would the prospect of additional years alongside Kobe perhaps steer Dwight Howard towards another team?
  • Word around the campfire is . That would require a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, who some think could be offered Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe in exchange. Is this a worthy haul? Would the Lakers ever trade a player of Howard”s caliber to their cross-building rivals? Should they?

Click above to play, or just download the show here. Hope you enjoy it. To subscribe to the show via iTunes, click here. You can also find us on TuneIn.com by heading here.

zp8497586rq