This time of year, rumors fly around most NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers are usually immune from major rumors because they either don’t have a lottery pick or they don’t have a draft pick at all.
This year, however, the Lakers seem to be coming up in all kinds of rumors. The biggest one involved the team acquiring Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson as part of a three-team trade that would land Kevin Love in Golden State, and would cost the Lakers their seventh pick.
There were also a couple separate deals involving the Philadelphia 76ers. One would land the Lakers Thaddeus Young and the 10th pick for the Lakers seventh pick. The other would involve the Lakers trading their pick and Steve Nash to Philly for Young and reigning Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams.
If the Lakers decide to keep the pick, they could have an interesting choice on their hands as the injury to Joel Embiid could allow him to fall to the Lakers.
Lakers Nation News
Should LA Lakers Eventually Retire Pau Gasol’s Number? – Bleacher Report
Healing Henry hungry to play. But where? – ESPN LA
Lakers only NBA team with no coach after Cavaliers hire David Blatt – LA Times
Joel Embiid could be another Los Angeles Lakers gamble that pays dividends – LA Daily News
Report: Warriors ‘split’ over whether or not to part with Klay Thompson, so Kevin Love trade talks have stalled – Pro Basketball Talk
A separation between Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks might be the best for both sides – Ball Don’t Lie
Nets target Jarrett Jack in trade – ESPN
Sources: Bulls pursuing trade for Magic’s Arron Afflalo – Yahoo! Sports
Ronald Tillery’s Griz Insider: Signs strongly point to long-term deal for Randolph – Commercial Appeal
A doctor explains Joel Embiid’s foot injury – Pro Basketball Talk
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