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Jovan Buha, Lakers reporter for The Athletic, covers the purple and gold with a twice-weekly podcast, including news, analysis and exclusive interviews with players, coaches, team personnel, media and more.

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Jovan Buha, Lakers reporter for The Athletic, covers the purple and gold with a twice-weekly podcast, including news, analysis and exclusive interviews with players, coaches, team personnel, media and more.

    Ep. 24: Lakers’ salary cap breakdown and offseason guide with Eric Pincus

    Ep. 24: Lakers’ salary cap breakdown and offseason guide with Eric Pincus

    Jovan Buha welcomes Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report and Sports Business Classroom to break down the Los Angeles Lakers’ salary cap outlook entering the 2024 offseason and the various roster-building paths they can take this summer.Eric and Jovan discuss the exceptions the Lakers could have available to them, the pros and cons of LeBron James opting in vs. opting out, making a trade on draft day vs. waiting for the offseason, how aggregating players in offseason trades works, why D’Angelo Russe...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 23: JJ Redick, Donovan Mitchell & Lakers' playoff lessons with Khobi Price

    Ep. 23: JJ Redick, Donovan Mitchell & Lakers' playoff lessons with Khobi Price

    Jovan Buha welcomes Khobi Price of the Southern California News Group to break down the recent Los Angeles Lakers buzz surrounding JJ Redick and Donovan Mitchell.Khobi and Jovan discuss Khobi's first year on the Lakers beat, the pros and cons of JJ Redick as the Lakers' potential head coach, the other candidates they like, the X-factors of the job, the importance of how LeBron and Anthony Davis feel about the coaching search, Donovan Mitchell's potential fit as a third star, three stars vs. u...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Lakers Update: JJ Redick, James Borrego & Sam Cassell Emerge As Leading Coaching Candidates

    Lakers Update: JJ Redick, James Borrego & Sam Cassell Emerge As Leading Coaching Candidates

    Jovan Buha breaks down his report at The Athletic with Shams Charania on JJ Redick, James Borrego and Sam Cassell emerging as the three leading targets for the Los Angeles Lakers during their coaching search.Jovan covers the three frontrunners, the rest of the candidate pool, what the Lakers are looking for from their next coach, legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (aka Coach K) advising them, and more.If you enjoy this episode, please consider subscribing, rating and reviewing.Chapters:0:00...

    • 8 min
    Ep. 22: Five Important Offseason Questions For The Lakers

    Ep. 22: Five Important Offseason Questions For The Lakers

    Jovan Buha analyzes the five most important offseason questions for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jovan covers why the coaching search is so important, how the week leading into LeBron James' option deadline could influence his decision, why D'Angelo Russell might be the pivot point of LA's summer, the two different roster-building paths, the draft picks they can trade, and more.If you enjoy this episode, please consider subscribing, rating and reviewing.Chapters:0:00 Intro0:32 Question No. 1:...

    • 33 min
    Ep. 21: Lakers mailbag: JJ Redick, coaching search, trading No. 17 pick, DLo's future

    Ep. 21: Lakers mailbag: JJ Redick, coaching search, trading No. 17 pick, DLo's future

    Jovan Buha answers your questions on the coaching search and offseason plans in the latest Buha's Block mailbag.Jovan covers the Los Angeles Lakers potentially trading the No. 17 pick, the timeline of the coaching search, if Micah Nori and David Adelman are candidates, D'Angelo Russell's market, his prediction for the next Lakers head coach, optimism for Jalen Hood-Schifino, Max Christie's future in LA, and more.If you'd like Jovan to answer your questions in a future mailbag, drop your quest...

    • 39 min
    Ep. 20: Three Lessons For The Lakers During Their Coaching Search

    Ep. 20: Three Lessons For The Lakers During Their Coaching Search

    As the Los Angeles Lakers begin their coaching search, there are three important lessons from the tenures of Frank Vogel and Darvin Ham that they need to apply moving forward.Jovan Buha covers the importance of nailing the basics with their next coach, why the Lakers will need to be more competitive with their contract offer, prioritizing the alignment between the coach, front office and players, why the new coach has to be more adaptable than his predecessors, why the coach also needs gravit...

    • 33 min

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