With the NBA draft only a day away, Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in revamping their backcourt with one of the many young point guards of the Denver Nuggets:
The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are two teams with interest in prying Raymond Felton from the Denver Nuggets, league sources said. The Nuggets believe strongly in Ty Lawson as their point guard, and Felton, with a $7.5 million expiring contract, is expendable.
Felton is coming off of his best season as a pro, with career bests in points per game and assists with 15.5 and 8.3, respectively. In his short season-ending run with the Denver Nuggets, his 46% three-point percentage would be a welcome addition to a Lakers team that struggled with three-point shooting in this year’s playoffs.
It is unclear exactly what the Lakers would offer Denver in the deal, but it has been speculated that the deal would likely include backup guard Steve Blake and possibly multiple second-round picks from this year’s draft.