May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Is Klay Thompson the only one to stop Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins Trade?


With an Andrew Wiggins trade the standing offer, it seems that only one thing — or one person — will hold the Timberwolves from sending Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Follow me down the Klay Thompson rabbit hole.

The Thompson situation was much like the Wiggins situation — two sides holding their prized players closely. It’s just that the Cavaliers budged. And the entire Eastern Conference is hoping and praying that the Warriors fork up.

Steve Kerr wants to keep the splash brother together. He’s got the best backcourt in the NBA with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. He seems to be abiding by the adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

And yet, the Warriors appeared broken for much of the season last year. They weren’t a complete team. So why not shake things up. A shooter like Thompson is rare, but a forward like Kevin Love is impossible to find in the NBA. He’s better than the rest. With the Western Conference somehow getting more competitive, the Warriors may be disappointed with their result if they remain in their state of repose.

Cleveland, on the other, could be the big winners in this situation. As has been stressed by every media outlet, Kevin Love would make the Cavaliers the best team in the Eastern Conference.

Tags: Andrew Wiggins Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors Kevin Love Minnesota TImberwolves

  • Z….

    I wouldnt trade Wiggins for Love, and I especially wouldnt trade Klay Thompson for Kevin Love. Thompson isnt just a really good shooter. He is also a very good defender, and even on a team that includes Andre Igoudala, he guards the opponent’s best player regularly

  • Brian Roberts

    Kevin Love is a great big man, but a Klay