Mychal Thompson, Klay Thompson’s father and former NBA player, has spent a lot of time on the air waves lately.
Earlier this week Thompson broke the news on a possible Klay-to-Minnesota trade. Now the two-time NBA champion sees no reason for the ‘Splash Brothers’ aka Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry should be split up:
“Jerry West and Steve Kerr, they both want to keep that backcourt intact,” Mychal said. “It looks like that’s the power play that’s going to win out.”
Mychal doesn’t believe a backcourt of his son and Stephen Curry should be broken up because to him, the only thing the Warriors needed improvement on was at backup guard where he speculated they could sign free agent guards such as Patty Mills and Jodie Meeks.
“When you have two shooters with the capability of Steph and Klay, that is rare,” Mychal said. “I’ve never seen this before, so why would you split it up when you have it right there in the palm of your hand?
It’s unclear if Mychal Thompson has any weight on these trade discussions (odds are he doesn’t), but this is the sentiment that many Warrior fans stand with in regards to a possible Klay Thompson-Kevin Love trade.
Thomspon, Kerr, and West’s thoughts on the trade also reflect the idea that Kevin Love is criminally underrated. He isn’t a showstopper like Blake Griffin and is held down by his teams lack of success, none which should be attributed to his play, but when ranking players, he’s one of the ten, if not five, best players in the NBA. At this point in his career, Klay Thompson is a marginal shooting guard who could be easily replaced if the Warriors.
Basically, when you have a chance to trade one of those guys for a top ten player, you do it. Jerry West, Steve Kerr, and whoever is pro-Klay would be foolish not to do so.