NBA Draft 2014: Pre-draft trade unlikely for Lakers, according to report

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Lakers appear to be focused on keeping the seventh-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be on the clock at the 2014 NBA Draft soon and aren't expecting a pre-draft trade, according to the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan. The Lakers have been linked to a few different trade scenarios leading up to the draft, but appear locked in to take the best player available with the seventh-overall pick.

The Lakers were linked to a rumored trade that would send the seventh-overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Love to the Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson to Los Angeles. Talks between the sides died down after Golden State showed a reluctance to include Thompson in discussions.

The Philadelphia 76ers also emerged as a trade partner, loaded with assets and salary space to exchange with Los Angeles. As it stands its unclear if any significant discussions occurred, but the Lakers are positioned to hang on to their highest draft selection since James Worthy.

Julius Randle out of Kentucky has been the target most media outlets have circled for the Lakers, still the heavy favorite in the final round of mock draft updates. He should be an immediate contributor for Los Angeles and would be the first step the Lakers take in addressing their frontcourt roster needs.

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