Klay Thompson’s Dad: Love to Warriors
Mychal Thompson, the dad of Golden State guard Klay Thompson, says that the Warriors are close to a deal with the Timberwolves that would send Klay, David Lee, and a future first-rounder to Minnesota for a package highlighted by Kevin Love.
NBA RUMORS: Mychal Thompson hears Kevin Love & Kevin Martin to Golden State for David Lee, Klay Thompson & a future # 1 (on @ESPNLA710)
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) June 19, 2014
The rumor, if confirmed, would give the Warriors an even scarier team offensively. Love is one of the most versatile offensive threats in the NBA, and the Warriors would also receive shooting guard Kevin Martin, who shot 39 percent from three and averaged 19 ppg last year on the T-Wolves. According to ESPN the Warriors would also receive J.J. Barea and the T-Wolves 13th overall pick. It is unclear whether the Warriors would demand Love to opt-in to his contract for the 2015-2016 season before the deal could go through.
Update (4:53 pm): According to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group says that Mychal Thompson’s source came from ESPN directly.
Mychal Thompson said the source that told him about Klay trade was actually someone from ESPN. http://t.co/SpWuCiantJ
— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) June 19, 2014