The NBA Draft is 5 days away and trade rumors involving the Los Angeles Lakers have begun to pick up. The most interesting rumor is the Lakers now being mentioned in the Kevin Love to Golden State trade rumor. It has been reported that the Lakers are now in discussion with the Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson in exchange for their 7th pick in this year’s draft. The Warriors have been reluctant to include Klay in their trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love so its unclear how the Lakers 7th pick would figure into this trade, unless Minnesota has more interest in the pick than Klay which would seem unlikely.
The other current Lakers trade rumor swirling around, but less credible, involves the Philadelphia 76ers. In this trade scenario the Lakers would receive last year’s rookie of the year, Michael Carter-Williams and athletic forward, Thaddeus Young, for the expiring deal of Steve Nash and the Lakers’ 7th pick.
We’ll keep you updated on any new trade rumblings involving the purple and gold.
– Fern Rea
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