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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