HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors

July 2, 2014 Updates

Tim Kawakami: Source: MIN has made it clear that in any Love deal, the Warriors must also take back Kevin Martin. Not an insignificant thing... That's why it's not a straight decision between Thompson or Love. It's between Thompson + pieces and... Love + Martin's bad money. Twitter @timkawakami

July 1, 2014 Updates
June 28, 2014 Updates

Asked by a boy wearing a Curry jersey if he wanted a trade for the Minnesota big man to happen, Curry brought up how difficult it would be to part with teammates Klay Thompson and David Lee, who are possible trade pieces. "I'm not in the position to make those decisions, and so it's not up to me as a player," Curry said at Stevenson School, where he worked with about 120 youth basketball players. "My job is to go out and play and have fun and do what I'm supposed to do on the court. "I love Klay. I love playing with him as well as David Lee. Those are my teammates, the guys that I love. We've fought so hard the last three years together growing, and it would be very, very difficult to see that end. As great as Kevin Love is, it would be very hard to see your teammates and your brothers leave at this time. So we'll see what happens, but it'd definitely be a tough situation." Oakland Tribune

"I've always made a point that Klay is definitely somebody I would love to play with," Curry said. "He's a guy that brings it every night on both ends of the floor and somebody that I've seen grow from Day 1, and so being his backcourt mate for the future, I think that's a good look for the Warriors. Oakland Tribune

June 26, 2014 Updates

The Warriors’ Andre Iguodala doesn’t believe teammate Klay Thompson should be traded as part of a deal for Minnesota’s Kevin Love. “That’s not going to happen,” Iguodala told Sirius XM on Thursday. “I want to clear that up right now. We should not trade Klay Thompson. “I tell Klay this every day. I text Klay and say, ‘Don’t worry. I’m your man. I’m going to make sure you get paid. I’m going to get you the max (contract). You’ll be taken care of. Don’t stress.’ Contra Costa Times

“Klay really loves it in the Bay, and this is his first time going through trade rumors, and I’ve been through it many times, especially being in Philly. But Klay is my main man. I love Klay to death. One of my favorite people in the world even though he doesn’t speak. But we’re going to get Klay paid this year. He’s going to be a Warrior for life. “If I’m any other team, I’d take Klay as well, so I don’t know. You’ve got to look at the pros out of it. I tell Klay this: ‘Listen, if they’re talking about trading you for Kevin Love, that means you’re getting Kevin Love money.’” Contra Costa Times

June 25, 2014 Updates
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The Timberwolves clearly covet Thompson and are well aware of the financial implications of the Warriors holding onto him beyond next season. It's the driving force of their hope that Golden State will relent on this front, the idea that keeping him after his rookie contract expires next summer while somehow landing Love in the process means the Warriors' payroll would be somewhere between painful and untenable. USA Today Sports

Chris Broussard: Serious game of chicken: source says no way GState getting KLove w/out giving up Klay Thompson. DLee & HBarnes not enough. Who blinks 1st? Twitter @Chris_Broussard

Aaron Gordon averaged 12.4 points and eight rebounds last season as a true freshman for Arizona. The athletic 6-foot-9, 225-pounder had a 39-inch vertical leap at the draft combine. He has been fine-tuning his jumper with basketball trainer Charlie Max Torres, who also trains Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. Gordon, 18, is receiving consideration from the Orlando Magic (pick No. 4) and is not expected to get past the Sacramento Kings with the eighth selection, sources said. "If and when I reach my full potential, I think I will be better than everybody [in this draft]," Gordon said. "I think I will have an edge." Yahoo! Sports

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

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