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Mychal Thompson doesn't see Klay Thompson joining Lakers in free agency

Mychal Thompson doesn't see Klay Thompson joining Lakers in free agency

You've probably heard that this summer will be a critical one for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

After falling flat on their face in Year 1 of the James era, the Purple and Gold will be doing anything in their power to sign another star this summer to team up with James.

The Lakers, however, probably shouldn't plan to try and court Klay Thompson.

Yes, the Warriors sharpshooting star would be the perfect fit alongside James, and his Southern California ties make him a likely summer target for Rob Pelinka and whoever takes over Magic Johnson's role as president of basketball operations. Also, Thompson's father, Mychal, is a former Laker and current radio broadcaster for the team. Some believe he could play a role in getting his son to leave the dynasty by the Bay in order to start a new one at Staples Center. 

But that line of thinking couldn't be further from the truth. While Mychal would love for his son to come home to LA someday, he won't try and pressure him to come help James and the Lakers.

“He’ll be happy here, he loves the good weather,” Mychal told Kyle Goon of The OC Register. “I always tell him when he’s retired, he’ll have another 40 years to spend here. He’s in no rush to get back.”

In fact, Thompson has already suggested his son move across the Bay to San Francisco to have better access to the Chase Center when it opens next season.

Of course, with the Lakers missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, Mychal is hounded by fans about his son's upcoming free agency. But while the two-time NBA champion believes the Lakers will figure it out, he doesn't think it'll be because Klay comes to save the day.

“I can’t go anywhere,” Mychal said. “Ultimately it’s a compliment: Lakers fans want him to play here. But I don’t think that way. I think the Lakers are gonna be fine. I don’t see Klay coming out here as a savior.”

The Lakers appear to be running out of free agent options and it's only April.

Kevin Durant, should he choose to opt out of his contract and leave the Warriors, appears destined to head east and play for the New York Knicks, while the Los Angeles Clippers seem like the frontrunner to land Kawhi Leonard, While Kyrie Irving reportedly will give the Lakers a meeting, it seems unlikely that the star guard would opt to play alongside James again after he forced his way out of the star's shadow less than two years ago. 

[RELATED: Why Warriors have Pacific Ocean to thank for Klay's hot Game 4]

If the Lakers strike out on all of the top-tier stars, they'll be forced to choose between paying Jimmy Butler a king's ransom starting at age 29 or rolling over their cap space until 2020 when they can sign Anthony Davis -- should he still want to come to Tinseltown. 

What's good news for the Warriors is bad news for the Lakers, as it appears -- at least for now -- that Klay will be staying in the Bay.

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals desire to retire from NBA in 10 years

For Warriors star Draymond Green, this offseason has been all about the Benjamins.

First, Green agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension with Golden State, keeping the three-time All-Star from potentially entering free agency in 2020.

Then last week, one of Green’s first investments -- Smile Direct Club -- went public on the stock market and went from a $150 million valuation to a $9 billion valuation. Draymond told Forbes that his investment is now worth 40 times what it was initially.

Green was recently asked about his future plans after basketball, and the 29-year-old has no desire to slow down his money-making moves.

“Ten years from now I'd like to be retired from the NBA, engaged in a number of business ventures,” Green told Inc.com. “And well on my way to my goal of becoming a billionaire.”

Even with seven NBA seasons under his belt, Green has played an average of almost 94 games a year, including both the regular-season and postseason play. At that rate, he would end up amassing 1,593 games played for his career if he played 10 more NBA seasons, placing him second on the NBA’s all-time games played list behind Robert Parish. 

However, Green lost over 20 pounds during the 2018-19 season and took his game to a new level in the postseason, and with today’s modern technology, players are staying fresh longer than ever before. 

I mean Vince Carter is still lacing up his sneakers next to players who weren’t even born when the 42-year-old made his NBA debut.

[RELATED: Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding]

We’ll see if Green can parlay his very successful offseason into his on the court play when the Warriors open up the preseason on Oct. 5 at Chase Center against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Until then, keep cashing those checks, Dray.

Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding

Watch Warriors star Steph Curry's dance moves at brother Seth's wedding

Every Warriors fan has seen a Steph Curry shimmy.

When the two-time NBA MVP hits a big shot, the shimmy comes out. It's a move Warriors fans love and other teams hate. 

There's no hating on Steph's latest dance moves, though. The Warriors' star point guard was on Cloud Nine and showing off his dance moves over the weekend while younger brother Seth got married in Malibu. 

The Curry brothers took center stage during the playoffs last season when the Warriors and Trail Blazers faced off in the Western Conference finals. Seth scored 6.3 points per game off the bench and then signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Mavericks this offseason.

[RELATED: Check out Steph's $31M three-level mansion in Atherton]

The younger Curry brother married Callie Rivers, the daughter of Clippers coach Doc Rivers. There could be some real competitive H-O-R-S-E games at holidays between these families in the future.

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