Few players have tighter knit relationships than that of Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala and Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. Despite that, Iguodala isn’t feeling the rumors suggesting that the Warriors could trade Klay Thompson to Minnesota in exchange for Love.
Speaking to Sirius XM, the former Arizona Wildcat expressed that the Warriors should not trade Thompson and suggested they sign him for life.
“That’s not going to happen,” Iguodala told Sirius XM on Thursday. “I want to clear that up right now. We should not trade Klay Thompson. “I tell Klay this every day. I text Klay and say, ‘Don’t worry. I’m your man. I’m going to make sure you get paid. I’m going to get you the max (contract). You’ll be taken care of. Don’t stress.’ “Klay really loves it in the Bay, and this is his first time going through trade rumors, and I’ve been through it many times, especially being in Philly. But Klay is my main man. I love Klay to death. One of my favorite people in the world even though he doesn’t speak. But we’re going to get Klay paid this year. He’s going to be a Warrior for life.”
It’s a shockingly strong statement from Iguodala that will likely be heard in the front office, a front office which is apparently split on the decision of trading away Thompson.
Why exactly Iguodala is so strong-headed about keeping Klay Thompson in the Bay Area is unknown, though it’s more than obvious it’s his preference.