The Golden State Warriors had a chance to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves’ star power forward Kevin Love, but refused to part ways with guard Klay Thompson. Now, Love is being shipped to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal involving swingman Andrew Wiggins.
Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry is happy the trade didn’t go down.
“Obviously Kevin Love’s a great player and they were making the decision whether that would make us a better team to let him go, bring Kevin on, and I think they made the right choice that me and him in the backcourt and core that we have, we’ve got a legit shot at winning the championship next year, and I’m ready to take that on,” Curry told WFAN on Tuesday via Diamond Leung of The Bay Area News Group. “I think all those rumors are gone now, and we’ll get back to business.”
In the end, as much as Curry would have liked to have played with Love, he didn’t think the Warriors could trade Stephen Curry.
“I don’t think you can give up Klay to make that happen,” Curry told The Dan Patrick Show.
Curry put up 24.0 points, 8.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 47.1% from the floor, 42.4% from beyond the arc and 88.5% from the free throw line last season. 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. Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7% from the field, 37.6% from three and 82.1% from the charity stripe last season.
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