HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — A week after the biggest names in free agency decided their own futures, you’d think we’d have moved on to talking strictly about the Las Vegas Summer League and our impressions of the rookies we’re finally seeing in action.
With so many players on display in Las Vegas all week, there is no shortage of observing. But we’re not completely finished with the free agent topic around here, not with one of our own feeding the hype about the free agent summer of 2014 and the bounty it could bring one particular franchise in Los Angeles.
That’s right, Rick Fox is ready to dream about the Lakers’ dream scenario of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, would-be prized free agents next summer, joining Kobe Bryant in yet another “Big 3” for the ages — an idea floated by the fine folks at ESPNLosAngeles.com.
It sounds like a plan, a grandiose plan that would require so many chips to fall the Lakers’ way that we couldn’t let Rick get away with trumpeting the idea without a little scrutiny from his boys.
We couldn’t let that one fly without a rowdy debate about the chances of such a union ever happening. We also had to battle over the one remaining hot topic in free agency: What’s a talented young point guard worth?
Brandon Jennings still doesn’t know for sure where he will play next season. We examine the dilemma facing the restricted free agent and the teams that might be interested in pursuing him but have yet to make him an offer the Milwaukee Bucks can refuse.
You get all of that and so much more on Episode 126 of the Hang Time Podcast: Hollywood Dreaming For 2014 …
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