Raptors, Lakers and Knicks discussed 3-team deal

The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors discussed a three-team trade at length Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The framework would send Cam Reddish and Alec Burks to the Lakers, Goran Dragic and draft pick compensation to the Knicks, and Talen Horton-Tucker and Nerlens Noel to the Raptors, league sources told HoopsHype.  Kendrick Nunn was also mentioned as a potential addition to the trade talks, sources said. With New York trading away three rotation players in the proposal, one potential hangup in the trade discussion centers on the draft pick compensation for the Knicks. Toronto discussed sending a first-round pick, and the Lakers discussed sending a second-round pick to the Knicks, HoopsHype has learned. As conversations continued, the Knicks sought additional draft compensation. – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

The potential for a deadline deal to shake things up felt inevitable after the Lakers were embarrassed at home by the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. But after a loss to the hapless Blazers one night later, it almost feels like there would be no point. But when Vogel was asked directly if it was possible Westbrook would not be on the team after noon on Thursday, he did not say no. “If there’s ways to improve our team, we’ll try to improve our team,” Vogel said. “Other than that, I got nothing to say about the trade deadline.” – via Bill Oram @ The Athletic

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