Having their second loss to a young Lakers team on Saturday, Thompson is now in the picture of the latest NBA trade rumors. It seems that the Warrior's superteam is not so invincible at all and Thompson could be the odd man out. Now, the Celtics might be interested in Thompson in exchange for Amir Johnson and Jae Crowder.
According to Sportsrageous, the acquisition of Kevin Durant in the offseason made Thompson lose his rhythm. Thompson played a big role in the June Finals against the Cavaliers as a 3-point specialist and a prolific scorer for the team, but with Durant in the picture, it seems that everything is about to change as the season progresses.
Klay Thompson might be the odd man out and a report by Sportsblog says that the Warriors' front office would rather let Thompson go to keep Kevin Durant in the team. It is not sure whether the Warriors would trade him in the postseason or in the offseason next year, but he is definitely in the latest NBA trade rumors as of today.
Critics have said that with the acquisition of Durant, the Warriors would not win a championship. There are lots of reasons for the doubts but one major reason states that having three of the best pure shooters in the league in one team isn't really a good idea. Chemistry issues would pose a problem for the team if the new mix doesn't blend.
Now, the Warriors are 4-2 to start the season losing to the Spurs in their season opener and losing to the Lakers on Saturday. With Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut now in the Mavericks' roster, the Warriors lacks frontcourt presence. Now, it just seems logical for the Warriors to let Thompson go and get Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson who can add size and defensive stability for the team.
The Warriors and Celtics' deal is definitely one of the latest NBA trade rumors to look out for. Will the Warriors pull the trigger?