Lakers Podcast: L.A. To Pursue DeMarcus Cousins At Trade Deadline? Plus, What May Really Be Happening To Julius Randle’s Minutes
Nba Rumors: Demarcus Cousins Could Cost Himself Money With Bad Season
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have big plans for their future as they attempt to return to the top of the NBA mountain, and that means chasing after superstar-level players in NBA free agency.

On this episode of the LN Podcast with Trevor Lane, we are joined by salary cap expert Eric Pincus who believes that the team may look into trading for DeMarcus Cousins or Paul George this season rather than wait until next summer to pursue them as free agents.

With rumors involving LeBron James constantly swirling, if the Lakers catch wind that James is unlikely to take his talents to Southern California they could quickly shift gears and focus on Cousins and George.

And it could make a lot of sense for their incumbent teams to give serious consideration about sending either play to Los Angeles before they can hit free agency. Of course, trades can be difficult to predict, but it appears that there could be something to this.

Additionally, we discuss what is going on with Julius Randle, who has seen his role drastically change this season and his minutes cut despite playing well. Pincus has an interesting theory about what may be going on behind the scenes and how agents could be a big factor in why Randle is seemingly getting pushed out of the picture this season.

Plus, with the Lakers looking to be a major player on the free agent market next summer, they are going to need plenty of cap space and the contract of Luol Deng is a major hurdle to clear. Pincus has an outside-the-box plan that could potentially solve the problem, though it might not be what you expect.

All that and tons more on this episode of the LN Podcast, just click the player above

WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION? CHECK OUT THE NEW LAKERSNATION FORUM CLUB

You May Also Like

Lakers Nation Podcast: What Is Happening To The Lakers?

This episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast takes a look at a difficult loss to the Brooklyn Nets, which unfortunately stretches the losing streak to eight games…

Lakers Podcast: Which Prospects Might Fall In 2018 NBA Draft, Lonzo Ball Re-Signing At Discount, LeBron James’ Free Agency, & More

The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft and with the 25th pick in the first round they just might…

Lakers Podcast: L.A. Set Up For Midseason Trade, Analyzing Salary Cap Situation Moving Forward

The Los Angeles Lakers made a number of moves this summer, including signing the biggest free agent of them all…

Lakers News Feed: Breaking Down Jason Kidd Rumors, LeBron James Appeasing Basketball Gods By Not Tanking

The Los Angeles Lakers season isn’t over but the vultures are already circling head coach Luke Walton. With most expecting…