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Shams: Lakers are expected to have interest in Klay Thompson this summer

The Los Angeles Lakers have been playing well over the past month or so, especially offensively, and it has resulted in a three-game winning streak and 11 victories in their last 16 games.

However, many still don’t feel like they’re true championship contenders, and it has led to lots of talk lately that they will look to make a big move this offseason.

Donovan Mitchell, Trae Young, Kyrie Irving and Dejounte Murray have been mentioned as stars L.A. could try to trade for this summer. In addition, according to Shams Charania, it could try to make a play for Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

Thompson is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of this season. His resume is stellar — four NBA championships, five All-Star selections, two All-NBA nods and one appearance on the All-Defensive Second Team.

However, he isn’t the player he used to be prior to tearing his ACL and Achilles a few years ago. He’s shooting just 42.1% overall and 37.3% from 3-point range this season, and both figures are well below his career marks.

He has been struggling so much that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr benched him for Thursday’s game against the Utah Jazz.

One thing that may make some feel Thompson is a real candidate for the Lakers is the fact that his father Mychal played for them in the late 1980s and won two world championships there. The elder Thompson has been a color commentator for Lakers radio broadcasts over the past two decades.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire