Today, we have an exciting new episode of The Lob, The Jam, The Podcast: part 1 of our Clippers 2021 season preview, featuring special guests from the Clippers beat.

To get a comprehensive look at the team’s upcoming year, I talked to the people who know the Clippers best–the beat writers who have spent years attending practices, talking with staff, traveling with the team, and visiting the locker room before and after games. On today’s episode, I talked with LA Times reporter Andrew Greif, Orange County Register reporter Mirjam Swanson, and Clutchpoints reporter Tomer Azarly, all of whom have multiple years of Clipper coverage under their belts.

I asked each reporter the same slate of questions:
1. What’s the one trend or storyline you’re most focused on tracking this season?
2. Who is the player you are most excited to watch this season?
3. What’s one hot take or bold prediction you have for the upcoming year?
4. Where do you think this Clippers team will ultimately end up?

Dr. Shap and I also give our own takes on these prompts, of course, and regroup at the end of the show to break down everything we heard from our panel of guests. Check out what they had to say, and make sure to check back tomorrow for part 2 of our player preview series where we get insight from two more special guests–Sports Illustrated reporter Farbod Esnaashari and Locked on Clippers host Charles Mockler–and wrap up our player preview series by discussing Paul George and Lou Williams (to hear us discuss the Clippers’ depth and prospects, subscribe to the 213Hoops Patreon, where you can access our monthly bonus podcasts starting at $1/month–that episode will be out this weekend).

To check out part 1 of our Clippers 2021 season preview podcast, you can find it here on Spreaker, here on Apple Podcasts, here on Spotify, and here on Google Podcasts. If you like the show, please remember to subscribe and leave us a five-star rating!

Lucas Hann

Lucas Hann

Lucas has covered the Clippers since 2011, and has been credentialed by the team since 2014. He co-founded 213Hoops with Robert Flom in January 2020.  He is a graduate of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA and St. John's University in Queens, NY.  He earned his MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University.

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