The Los Angeles Lakers own the No. 7 pick in this Thursday’s NBA Draft but they’re looking to trade it more than they’re looking at hanging onto it. That has led to slew of trade rumors involving that No. 7 overall pick in the draft, one of which has the Lakers acquiring Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers.
According to Sean Deveney from Sporting News, the Lakers may be shopping their first round pick but they’re not seriously discussing trading it to the Los Angeles Lakers for Roy Hibbert.
Rumors have cropped up that the Lakers would move their pick to the Sixers for Michael Carter-Williams or send it to Indiana in a deal for Roy Hibbert. Neither scenario has been seriously considered, however.
The trade indeed makes a lot of sense for the Lakers but they can fill their hole at center in free agency and still keep that No .7 pick for use or trade. Indiana did make it sound like there could be a Roy Hibbert trade in the near future but both sides have seemed to calm down and the Lakers seriousness in acquiring Hibbert clearly isn’t high enough for these talks to be valid.
Still, a lot can happen between now and the draft and these talks could get revisited in a more serious manner. Hibbert being moved would blow the Pacers roster up, and that’s just not something they appear to be looking to do at the moment.