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‘Heat Check’: Waiting for the Butler Trade, LeBron’s Lakers, and Doncic’s Debut

Plus: comedian Ian Karmel joins to discuss the new LeBron era in L.A.

John Gonzalez is joined by Shea Serrano to assess the ongoing Jimmy Butler trade saga and new additions to the Eastern Conference elite (3:49).

Then, comedian Ian Karmel comes on discuss the start of the LeBron James–era Lakers, J.R. Smith’s tattoo violation, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ season prospects (25:08).

Finally, Jonathan Tjarks joins to examine Luka Doncic’s promising preseason debut, the return of Markelle Fultz, and the potential for Karl-Anthony Towns to elevate his game this season (53:02).

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