Mitch Kupchak on Kobe’s health, free agency
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak joined the show to talk about the state of the team
Kupchak said that Kobe Bryant is working out at their gym and and he looks great. He said if there was a game this week, he is confident Kobe could play. “I think he could,” Kupchak said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt.”
Kupchak commented on the big-name free agents: “If you have the kind of cap room we do, why wouldn’t you go after them.”
Kupchak said the top 10 in the Draft didn’t exactly work out how they expected. He seemed a bit surprised Julius Randle fell to them at No. 7.
Kupchak commented on the possibility of Joel Embiid falling to them. “I don’t think we thought we were going to get him,” Kupchak said, “but we were prepared if he was there.”
Kupchak said last season it felt like they lost every game … and they only got the No. 7 pick.
“You can’t win every year,” Kupchak said. “We try to.”