Dec 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts after scoring a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Sacramento Kings interested in Warriors' Klay Thompson

The Sacramento Kings are said to be ‘swinging for the fences’ in the current trade market, an assertion that will shock nobody considering their recent pickup of Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors.

That said, their most desired target may be a little too obtainable.

According to Ken Berger, the Kings are interested in Golden State Warriors sharpshooter, Klay Thompson:

But Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro’s true long-term target is said to be Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson, who will be a restricted free agent after next season.

There’s little reason for the Warriors to part with Thompson and the price tag in a trade scenario would be relatively outlandish, so it’s possible D’Alessandro is looking more towards a potential free agent scenario.

The Kings don’t have the tradeable assets (outside of a top draft pick) to intrigue the Warriors enough into a deal, so Sacramento may be hedging bets on potentially offering him a contract the Warriors would be inclined not to match or finding a workable sign-and-trade scenario when Thompson becomes a restricted free agent.

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  • Rodrigues_Islander

    There is no reason for the Warriors to be interested in trading Klay to Sacramento

    • nich obert

      Cousins, Isaiah and a 1st for Klay, Steez and David Lee, you’d get contracted for not taking that one.

      • primafacie

        That scenario is a steal … for the Warriors.

  • S L Andrew Palms

    DeMarcus Cousins, anyone?

  • Poetre

    Talk about a dumb article!

  • crew2006

    Well as a Kings fan I would not mind, even if it does seem a little out there

  • nich obert

    Even if the Warriors know they won’t be able to match a max deal for Klay, they’re going to ride it out and see what happens.

  • Jon Paley

    The W’s don’t need the malcontents Cousins and Gay so dump this fantasy idiocy.

  • Jesse Bernal

    I would trade Mark Jackson for a pair of Keds shoes.