Report: Warriors favorites to land Kevin Love, may include Klay Thompson
The Golden State Warriors are reportedly the favorites to land Kevin Love. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Golden State’s new willingness to include Klay Thompson could end up sealing the deal.
The Warriors were initially hesitant to include Thompson, which led to speculation that the Boston Celtics may have the best offer on the table for Love. However, Golden State is now entertaining the idea of offering Thompson, David Lee and a first-round pick.
Sam Amick of USA Today is reporting that there is a strong sense the deal will get done if the Warriors include Thompson.
There are still plenty of teams interested in Love, including the Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets. The Celtics are considered a strong suitor because they can offer multiple draft picks, one of which is a future Brooklyn Nets pick that could end up being a lottery selection. Golden State, on the other hand, can include two quality NBA players in Thompson and Lee.
Thompson is only 24 and averaged 18.4 points per game last season. He’s a tremendous 3-point shooter who has shot 41% from beyond the arc throughout his three-year career. You can understand why the prospect of landing him plus a first-round pick would intrigue Minnesota.