Pelinka has voiced much praise toward the physical transformation that the second-year forward over the offseason.
The second-year point guard voiced during a recent episode of "Ball in the Family" getting the operation was a last resort.
The four-time league MVP has voiced that his championship aspirations remain the same with Los Angeles.
The Lakers are expected to be active in free agency next summer and Thompson could be at the top of the list...
The veteran forward had some difficulty with the Lakers deciding to move on from him this offseason.
Smith strongly holds that Los Angeles should target Thompson ahead of Durant and Leonard in free agency.
Los Angeles has completed a buyout with the veteran forward on Saturday morning.
The soon-to-be inducted Hall of Famer has taken time to tutor the Lakers' young point guard.
The Warriors All-Star forward has voiced that his team doesn't have any concern about the Lakers after their slew of offseason moves.
Heading into his second campaign, the Lakers point guard looks to have undergone a minor change his shooting form.