NBA Rumors: Warriors’ Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes drawing trade interest

Dec 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40), guard Klay Thompson (11), forward Draymond Green (23), and forward David Lee (10) look for the ball in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns won 106-102. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are loving life right now.

Winning nine out of their last ten games (and winners of six of seven on the road), Golden State has emerged as one of the premier teams in the NBA’s Western Conference – currently sitting at an impressive 25-14.

But that’s not to say their roster couldn’t use some tweaks.

After a  shocking signing of Andre Iguoldala this past offseason, the Warriors are ripe with swingmen – swingmen that are drawing trade interest around the league cites Grantland.com:

Barnes and Thompson draw interest as trade chips all over the league, and Barnes hasn’t met the organization’s high expectations for him this season.

That said – general manager Bob Myers isn’t feeling pressed to make a deal, suggesting that he likes the core of his roster:

“We like our core,” Myers says. “We believe in our core, and we believe they will get better.”

While that’s an understandable sentiment at the current moment, there’s simply no way the Warriors will be able to pay the aforementioned Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson down the road.

Of course, both Barnes and Thompson are still on their rookie deals so the Warriors aren’t pressed into making any immediate moves – but there are offers out there if they so inclined.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, NBA Trade Rumors

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  • U Know Me

    Barnes & Thompson are good pieces to complement a PG who can create for teammates. A number of teams in the East would pull the trigger. I like both of them but are inconsistent thus far. Believe at some point it will all come together for Barnes.

  • Shawn K Frazier

    Trade Lee for the Morris twins. Or, 3 team trade. Lee to Suns, Pau Gasol to Suns, Emeka Okafor to Lakers, Suns 1st rounder to Lakers, Maurice Speights and Nemanja Nedovic to Lakers. Markief (my new starter at pf) and Marcus Morris to Warriors. Wesly Johnson (expiring contract and maybe one other expiring) and the Suns’ first rounder back to Warriors.
    Problem solved. Now, we got assets. Still under cap I think, and we have to cut Bazemore to make room on the roster. I used to love him, but its all over now!
    Curry
    Thompson
    Iguodala
    Markief Morris
    Bogut
    And a loaded bench. And rest for Klay.
    And no we don’t keep all these guys down the road, but we have Thompson, Barnes, and Green… no reason to trade any of them. We can afford them now.

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