Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson, along with David Lee, looked like he was on the verge of being sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves for star power forward Kevin Love and guard Kevin Martin.
The Warriors, however, do not want to give up Thompson in the deal and that caused the trade to fall through.
That must have pleased a few of Thompson’s teammates, including Stephen Curry, who wants to continue playing with Thompson.
“I’m not in the position to make those decisions, and so it’s not up to me as a player,” Curry said at Stevenson School, where he worked with about 120 youth basketball players via Diamond Leung of The Bay Area News Group. “My job is to go out and play and have fun and do what I’m supposed to do on the court.
“I love Klay. I love playing with him as well as David Lee. Those are my teammates, the guys that I love. We’ve fought so hard the last three years together growing, and it would be very, very difficult to see that end. As great as Kevin Love is, it would be very hard to see your teammates and your brothers leave at this time. So we’ll see what happens, but it’d definitely be a tough situation.”
Thompson averaged 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 44.4% from the field, 41.7% from beyond the arc and 79.5% from the charity stripe. In the postseason, he put up 16.4 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 40.8% from the field, 36.4% from three and 79.2% from the free throw line.