Lakers Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz About Kevin Love and Michael Carter-Williams

For those NBA fans too distracted with the draft and other festivities in the sporting world, the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers mean business about turning things around after becoming the little brother in L.A. last season.

Fresh off one of the worst campaigns in franchise history at 27-55, the front office clutches the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 draft, a vacancy at head coach and a wealth of trade options that won't quiet until the regular season and beyond.

With few names on the roster as the rebuild enters the infancy stage, the Lakers have been linked to some of the NBA's brightest young stars. Here's the latest.


Los Angeles Wants to Gain from the Kevin Love Ordeal

One way or another, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak seems adamant about being in on the Kevin Love saga that is slowly, painfully playing out in Minnesota.

The Timberwolves have brought the league to a standstill for now, as their decision to ship off or retain Love, one of the NBA's unheralded superstars with just one year left on his deal, is not even close to being decided.

Right? According to Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times, the Golden State Warriors may have a potential package that finally gets the deal done—and nets the Lakers shooter Klay Thompson in the process:

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.

It's a huge get for the Lakers if it comes to fruition, as Thompson averaged 18.4 points per game ...

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