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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Apr 23, 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers head into the offseason with a ton of cap space and plenty of ambition, but what will it take for them to land a star? Salary cap expert Eric Pincus joins us to break it down. 

Apr 16, 2018

LN Pod host Trevor Lane is joined by Harrison Faigen to discuss Lakers free agents Isaiah Thomas, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Brook Lopez.

Apr 13, 2018

Legendary Lakers defensive ace Michael Cooper joins the show to talk about the 2017-2018 season, his secret workout with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers' strategy for selling free agents like LeBron James and Paul George, his fight against cancer, and much more.

Apr 9, 2018

As the Lakers 2017-2018 season winds to an end, Paul George has updated his stance on free agency. Is it good or bad for the Lakers? Plus, have all the injuries taken the wind out of LA's sails? 

Apr 2, 2018

The Lakers season is almost over but there is still plenty going on around the team. Hassan Whiteside might be wearing out his welcome in Miami, should LA try to work a deal? What about Kawhi Leonard and his weird situation in San Antonio? And can Julius Randle be trusted to continue to develop after he gets a big raise this summer? All that and more on this episode. 

Mar 26, 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers have historically been built around superstars, but does this team need one to capture the hearts and minds of Los Angeles? Plus, Kenatvious Caldwell-Pope has been killing it in 2018, might he be back next season? 

Mar 19, 2018

The Lakers' season is winding down but Isaiah Thomas' production hasn't reached last year's levels. Why? And should the Lakers keep him? Plus, should Luol Deng be playing with Brandon Ingram injured? Plus we answer a plethora of fan questions on free agency, LeBron James, Paul George, and more!  

Mar 12, 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to woo LeBron James next summer, so did defeating the Cavs on Sunday night help their cause? Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik talk about the game, free agency, and take your questions! 

Mar 5, 2018

With the Lakers on a 5-game win streak, Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik talk about how the team is finding success and what it means for the summer. Plus, we take fan questions. 

Feb 26, 2018

Could the Lakers make a push for Kawhi Leonard this summer? What will it take to keep Julius Randle? What about Isaiah Thomas? We take questions from our listeners on our mailbag show! 

Feb 20, 2018

We discuss Magic Johnson's first year running the Lakers. Then we are joined by Nick Gelso of CLNS to discuss Isaiah Thomas, who he covered extensively during his time in Boston. 

Feb 12, 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers made a big move at the trade deadline, adding Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye and sending out Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. We discuss what role Thomas will have with the Lakers, plus whether or not Julius Randle is in LA for the long haul. 

Feb 5, 2018

The trade deadline is almost upon us; will the Lakers make a move? Trevor Lane is joined by Pete Zayas and Harrison Faigen to preview what promises to be an interested deadline, plus we talk about the huge win over OKC. 

Jan 29, 2018

The trade deadline is nearly upon us, so the LN Pod is joined this week by Alex Kennedy, who explains how negotiations work and whether or not this will be an active deadline. We also discuss the Lakers' strategy at the deadline and who is the most likely to be traded, plus how the injury to DeMarcus Cousins will impact trade talks. 

Jan 22, 2018

The Lakers are on a win streak despite the absence of Lonzo Ball, and Jordan Clarkson is suddenly unstoppable. We talk about how that impacts plans for the trade deadline, plus discuss four guys rumored to be on the block and whether or not they are fits for LA. 

Jan 15, 2018

The Lakers are on a four-game winning streak AND just signed the son of an NBA Hall of Famer. Plus, who should be on the trade block, and what's going on with Lonzo Ball's knee and Brandon Ingram's ankle? 

Jan 8, 2018

The Lakers losing streak is finally over! We talk about the win, plus break down the team's plans for this summer. Are all of their eggs in one basket? Also, did LaVar Ball cross a line with Luke Walton AGAIN?

Jan 3, 2018

Larry Nance Jr. stops by to chat about Paul George, how the upcoming trade deadline is impacting the team, his favorite dunks, and much more. Then, we break down the George-to-LA talk and throw out some hypothetical trade scenarios. 

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

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