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.
Sources say someone’s trying to tell the Warriors to put Klay Thompson on the table OR ELSE.
— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) July 17, 2014
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.”
Reports.. Staff and personnel of the Warriors Organization are becoming frustrated in Kerr’s un-willingness to deal Klay Thompson — NBA Reporters (@TheNBAReporters) July 17, 2014
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.