Lakers Rumors: Latest Gossip Surrounding Carmelo Anthony, Nick Young and More

The 2014 NBA draft is Thursday and the Association's free-agency period begins shortly after. Following a lackluster 2013 season, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to make waves in many areas over the summer.

Or so the rumors say.

There's plenty of speculation circulating around the web, as the Lakers look to right the ship heading into the 2014 season. Los Angeles is still without a head coach; however, according to a tweet from ESPN's Chris Broussard, that may change soon:

Still, the Lakers have plenty of work to do in order to get back into contention—even after the head coaching vacancy is filled.

Let's take a look at a few juicy rumors involving how the Lakers intend to shore up their roster this offseason.


Lakers to Trade No. 7 Pick?

We already know the Lakers aren't interested in rebuilding. This is a team that wants to get back into win-now mode.

Los Angeles has a couple of nice NBA-ready options with the No. 7 pick in this year's draft, but according to Chad Ford of ESPN (Insider required), the team may prefer to go with a veteran instead:

The Lakers have been very active in looking for veteran for their pick. Players like Klay Thompson, Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young are all interesting to them. This is a team that wants to win now. Randle or Smart could help, but a veteran will even be more ready.

Ford mentioned that the Lakers have a "strong" interest in acquiring Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young for their No. 7 pick and guard Steve Nash.

The reigning Rookie of the Year was fantastic for the Sixers last season, averaging 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game, and Young would bring a nice physical presence down low to Los Angeles.


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