Is Klay Thompson Critical to Warriors’ Title Ceiling, or Is He Trade Bait?

September 3rd, 2013 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors are officially out of real problems, which is probably why the questions surrounding Klay Thompson's future seem relatively pressing.

The Dubs have handled the big issues. They've got a terrific owner in Joe Lacob, solid balance sheets and more talent than they've had at any point in the past 25 years. So now the hot topic seems to be whether Golden State can get more value from its third-year guard on the court or in a trade that could, theoretically, put the team over the top.

A look at both sides of the discussion shows that the Dubs may soon have to make a decision on Thompson.

But ultimately, the fact that the issue is even up for debate proves that the Warriors are so beyond the worries of their perennial lottery days that even if they were to make the wrong move, they'd still be in fine shape going forward.


Why the Warriors Should Keep Thompson

Thompson is deadly from the perimeter and he defends three positions at a high level. So basically, he does everything that an ideal role-playing wing needs to do. If the Warriors genuinely beli ...

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