Just because there were no current Lakers or Clippers competing in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup doesn’t mean this year’s tournament in China didn’t matter to Hollywood Hoops! On this week’s episode, Eric Pincus and Josh Martin revisit the Pau Gasol trade through the lens of Marc Gasol’s latest triumph with Spain, and consider the cannon fodder Lakers fans can now toss at the hated Celtics following Team USA’s struggles overseas. After considering Kobe Bryant’s explanation for Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Clippers, the co-hosts get into the nitty gritty of the NBA’s updated salary cap projections. If you’ve ever wondered how the league sets the cap or why it changes from year to year, this is the episode for you!
0:00 – FIBA World Cup Recap, Gasols to the Hall?
18:11 – Celtics’ Struggles on Team USA
31:07 – Kobe on Kawhi to Clippers, Salary Cap Update
43:41 – Cap Update Continued