Lakers Discuss Acquiring Klay Thompson As Part Of Three-Team Deal
The Los Angeles Lakers are in talks to acquire Klay Thompson for their No. 7 overall pick in the NBA draft.
The deal would be part of a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers are interested in Thompson but are waiting for the Warriors to decide whether to keep Thompson while attempting to acquire Love.
Thompson, 24, averaged 18.4 points this season for the Warriors.
The Lakers are pondering whether to draft a power forward or point guard if they decide to keep the No. 7 pick. They have narrowed their focus to big men Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle and Noah Vonleh or point guards Dante Exum, Marcus Smart and Elfrid Payton.
The Lakers also are waiting to see if Joel Embiid falls to them after undergoing surgery on his foot.