The NBA Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to hammer out their draft strategies that they have when it comes to what they want to do with their first-round pick. While some teams are holding out for a top lottery pick, the Lakers have other plans for their pick.
According to the Orange Country Register, if the Lakers pick falls out of the top 3 in the lottery then they plan on trading it to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love — or at least making an offer to do so.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this from the Lakers and it clearly won’t be the last time either. Los Angeles wants Love really bad an they’ve been jockeying to get him for a while. It’s growing apparent that they’re not the lock to land him in free agency they once were as the Knicks and Bulls are better options and showing increasing interest.
As a result, the Lakers may need to trade for Love to get him ad that will begin with their first round pick an likely end with the Wolves boneheadedly rejecting it thinking they have a chance at bringing Love back.