With the 2016 NBA draft right around the corner, the Los Angeles Lakers have made a couple of moves that could help them land some high-quality picks.
The team is reportedly in talks with the Sacramento Kings about acquiring the No. 1 pick and possibly the No 3 overall pick, according to Bob Kravitz of The Sacramento Bee.
The Kings, who are looking to add some depth at the forward position and have been linked to multiple teams, have been rumored to be a contender for the Lakers top pick, which is likely to go to Sacramento, who have the No 1 pick in the upcoming draft.
According to the Bee, the Kings have been interested in the Lakers’ pick since before the NBA season began.
But they haven’t gotten any traction with Sacramento, so there could be a change in the plans.
The Lakers, who finished last in the Western Conference, have lost five of their last six games and have yet to reach the postseason.
But the team is still expected to be in the running for the first overall pick.
The Lakers are expected to make a move with the pick, and the draft could take place Friday night.
The Los Angeles Kings have made several moves in the last week, including the trading of point guard Luke Walton to the Boston Celtics for point guard Andrew Wiggins, who has averaged 23.3 points and 8.1 assists per game this season.
They also acquired point guard Marcus Smart from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who was expected to receive a trade offer for the No, 2 overall pick in this year’s draft.