The Lakers and Clippers are tipping off their playoff series this weekend, but the rest of the Pacific Division is turning its attention to the offseason. Here's the latest news from the West Coast:
- Among the free agents on Sacramento's roster, Jason Thompson is the most likely to return, writes Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. Jones says the Kings will likely extend a qualifying offer that will allow them to retain the right to match any other offer the power forward receives this summer.
- Lakers executive VP of player personnel Jim Buss acknowledges how great a player Chris Paul has been for the Clippers, but isn't looking back with regret on the team's failed CP3 trade before the season, according to comments he made to 710 ESPN's Mason & Ireland show (via Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com).
- If the Warriors get to keep their first-round pick, they'll have four total selections in the draft, but if that's the case, new GM Bob Myers says the team is unlikely to keep them all, notes Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group.