Recently, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors has been linked to multiple rumors involving an NBA trade. According to sources, the shooting guard’s performance has been a bit lackluster recently, which is why Warriors are keen to replace him.
Klay, son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, was drafted by the Warriors in the first round of the 2011 NBA drafts. Since then, he has been with the team and has contributed greatly to Warriors’ current status. In fact, in 2014, he and teammate Stephen Curry set an NBA record in that season. They scored a combined 484 three-pointers in total.
The Warriors got its first championship since 1975, with Thompson scoring an average of 18.6 points per game during the playoffs.
This season, however, does not look like Thompson’s year. In fact, because of the continuous slump in his performance, the shooting guard has been subjected to many NBA trade rumors.
HNGN compares last season to the current one saying “[Last season] he only averages 17.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in a dismal 20.8% three-point shooting after seven games a far cry from his last season averages of 22.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists with 42.5% in the three-point line.”
NBA Trade: Thompson For Parker, Noel or Ibaka?
Apart from the addition of Kevin Durant on the team, it seems that Warriors are still looking to improve their lineup. Some rumors claim a trade between Thompson and Nerlens Noel.
Though not as experienced in NBA as Thompson, Noel proves himself to be a force to be reckoned with. However, the Philadelphia 76ers might not give him away as easily. While it is true that the 6 foot 11-inch center gets injured quite often, he is still one of the 76ers most promising players.
Another NBA trade talk is with Jabari Parker. The Milwaukee Buck’s small forward was drafted in 2014 and has since been with the Bucks. Though he is still quite young, the athlete has shown great skill. He has also competed for team USA in the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.
Finally, Thompson is said to be due to an NBA trade for Serge Ibaka. The 6 foot 10 inches power forward plays for the Orlando Magic. Drafted since 2008, the Congolese often represents Spain in international competitions. Originally from the Oklahoma City Thunders, he was traded to the Magics.
However, HNGN comments that Ibaka joining his former OKC teammate, Durant might not be a good idea. According to the report, like Thompson, Ibaka is also not doing very well at the moment and is “struggling to get his form.”
Whatever the final results are, at the moment nothing official has been reported.