Dec 8, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (middle) on the bench with his teammates during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Lakers, Kings most likely teams to trade draft picks

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The NBA Draft is just around the corner and the list of teams looking to make a trade seems to be longer than what seems possible, yet we hears about new rumors on a daily basis. Still, rumors don’t always lead to actual trades happening and despite the number of teams we’ve heard mentioned in trying to trade around int he lottery, only two teams stick out as real possibilities to make moves.

There’s been plenty of chatter at the top of the draft order but the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings — who pick consecutively at No. 7 and No. 8 overall — remain the most receptive teams when it comes to fielding trade offers for their picks.

We’ve been hearing about the Kings shopping their draft pick since right after they won the No. 8 overall pick in the draft lottery back in May. The Lakers soon after emerged as a trade seeking team with their sights being first set on using the pick to acquire Kevin Love and now just being set on trading the pick for something.

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There’s no guarantee that either team will for sure move their pick, but they’re being shopped and plenty of teams want to either trade into or back into the lottery at the No. 7 or No. 8 overall slot.


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  • thomas rickard

    I can understand the kings, sorta, but doubt that the Lakers are very interested, I’ve heard the Kupchak interviews, his biggest interest is acquiring a second pick.