CLPod 72: Free agency is cooling off; will Lakers-Cs heat up this fall?

The summer free agency period has mostly cooled off, leaving a few loose ends around the league.

For the Boston Celtics, that would be Marcus Smart's still-unresolved free agency, while for other teams, like Boston's storied rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, well - let's just say they still have a lot of work to do.

After scoring what many thought was the early coup of summer free agency in signing LeBron James, the Lake Show has not had much go their way, perhaps badly enough to force the team to reconsider championship aspirations until February, if not later.

For those of us hoping to crush James in our least favorite uniform, well, we might have to put that thought on hold for a bit - but maybe not! 

We decided to balance the scales with how we evaluated the Celtics offseason to date (as well as the state of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry) with friend of the show, former NBA scout and Lakers fan Alton LaBrecque, so get yourself some earphones, a speaker, or your laptop, and join he and Justin Quinn in this week's podcast. 

We even talk about Danny Ainge's (mercifully brief) rap career!

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