HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors

June 22, 2014 Updates

Warriors guard Klay Thompson understands that trade discussions involving him and Minnesota’s Kevin Love are part of the business and has the “right attitude,” Mychal Thompson, his father, told NBC Sports Radio on Saturday. “He’s got the right attitude,” Mychal said. “He’s not getting personally offended by his name being rumored to go someplace. He understands that unless your name is LeBron James or it’s Kevin Durant, anybody could be thrown into a trade or talked about in a trade. “So he’s got a professional approach about it, and if he ends up with the Lakers, great. He’ll make the most of it. He’ll be thrilled to be (in Los Angeles). But if he stays with Golden State, then he’ll be happy to stay up there with those guys. If he got traded to Minnesota? I told him, ‘Hey, you get to play with Ricky Rubio, the best passer in the game.’” Contra Costa Times

June 21, 2014 Updates

After it appeared that the Warriors were prepared to part with Thompson in a deal to land Minnesota's Love, sources told ESPN.com that Hall of Fame consultant Jerry West and new Warriors coach Steve Kerr have voiced opposition to surrendering both Thompson and a future first-round pick to the Timberwolves along with former All-Star forward David Lee for Love and Wolves guard Kevin Martin. ESPN.com

Others in the Warriors' organization are said to be willing to surrender Thompson if it means landing Love, who is widely regarded as the marquee name on this offseason's trade market. But sources say the talks, which were gathering momentum in advance of the upcoming NBA draft, have stalled. ESPN.com

A few hours ago an NBA source insisted to me that the Warriors flat-out will not agree to any of the proposals Minnesota is currently suggesting in the Kevin Love discussions. Not now, not in a day, not in 400 days. The first stumbling block: The Warriors are making it clear to everyone in the league, including Minnesota president Flip Saunders, that they very much do not want to part with Klay Thompson, the key part of any Minnesota demand. San Jose Mercury-News

June 20, 2014 Updates

And though recent reports indicated that Thompson only recently became part of the talks between the Warriors and Timberwolves, a league source stressed that Thompson has always been available. “That’s who [Minnesota] has always wanted from the beginning,” the source said. “Minnesota’s thing has always been about Klay Thompson.” Boston Globe

The potential trade, as described by Mychal Thompson, is this: Klay Thompson, forward David Lee and a future No. 1 pick (probably 2015) would go to the Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love and guard Kevin Martin. "My source knows what's going on up there (in Oakland)," Thompson said Thursday morning on the air of ESPN LA 710. "And since this guy told me that this is really close to happening, it just kind of depressed me." CSNBayArea.com

First point: The Warriors probably know by now that they have the assets to get Kevin Love from Minnesota, and that’s a powerful bit of knowledge to have. Second point: A Warriors source disputes the idea that Klay Thompson has “been made available” in Love trade talks, though obviously there is a lot of gray area here and even more obviously Thompson seems to be the player Minnesota wants most in any potential Love deal. San Jose Mercury-News

"It's disappointing, because Klay and I have been talking about this all summer and the possibility of this happening, as far as him and Kevin being together on the same team – along with Steph Curry," Mychal Thompson said. "And he was really looking forward to that. He thought that if you added Love to the Splash Brothers, with (Andrew) Bogut and (Andre) Iguodala, they had a chance . . . to get to the West finals next year. CSNBayArea.com

June 19, 2014 Updates

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