The Lakers have reportedly been in discussions to acquire the Warriors’ Klay Thompson for the seventh pick in the Draft. According to the Los Angeles Times, the deal would be a part of a three-way trade with the Timberwolves that sends Kevin Love to Golden State.

The Lakers have been in discussions to acquire Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson for the seventh pick in next week’s draft, The Times has learned.

 

The deal would be part of a larger three-way trade that sends Minnesota All-Star power forward Kevin Love to the Warriors. The Lakers are interested but the deal has been put on hold because of a difference in opinion within the Warriors’ organization whether or not to keep Thompson while trying to obtain Love.

 

A player on the rise such as Thompson would obviously provide more immediate return than an amateur player with no NBA experience.

 

The Lakers, though, are also interested to see if Kansas center Joel Embiid falls to them with the seventh pick, assuming they don’t trade it. Embiid had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot Friday and could miss part or all of next season.