Report: Warriors, even if LeBron’s Cavaliers push for Kevin Love, still won’t trade Klay Thompson
They figured once LeBron James (and maybe Carmelo Anthony) signed, interest in Kevin Love would heat up. Then, they could start a bidding war.
The Warriors? Not so much.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News:
This is a fluid situation, but... NBA source says GSWs still haven't/won't put Klay Thompson into their offer to Minnesota for Kevin Love.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 11, 2014
Second NBA source: The Warriors have no plans to offer Klay Thompson to Minnesota, even if CLE comes in aggressively for Kevin Love.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 11, 2014
I emphasize: This is a fluid situation. I am reporting what two credible sources are saying is the Warriors' CURRENT position on Love/Klay.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 11, 2014
Multiple sources indicate that Steve Kerr wants to coach this roster the way it is, especially Klay Thompson paired with Curry.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 11, 2014
Klay Thompson is a good young player, and he fits well with the Warriors.
If the Cavaliers offer Wiggins, this probably a somewhat moot point. Wiggins is more valuable than Thompson.
But if the Warriors pass up a chance to get Love because they refuse to trade Thompson, they’ll regret it.
It’s possible that scenario has already played out, if Minnesota would have finalized the reported traded based on Love and Kevin Martin for Thompson and David Lee. To ensure that fate is a misstep.