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On May 29, Stephen Curry made a plea for management to keep Klay Thompson with the Warriors.
His wishes may not be granted.
The Warriors are now willing to include Thompson in a deal with the Timberwolves to acquire Kevin Love, according to multiple reports.
Source says Warriors discussing adding guard Klay Thompson to Kevin Love trade talks with Wolves. @ESPNSteinLine first reported.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 19, 2014
Thompson enjoyed a breakout season in 2013-14, averaging 18.4 points per game, and his 223 3-pointers were the second most in the NBA (behind Stephen Curry's 261).
The third-year shooting guard is eligible for a contract extension this summer, and if the Warriors and Thompson are unable to come to terms on a deal before Oct. 31, he would become a restricted free agent following the 2014-15 season.
So why would Klay Thompson be OK with being dealt to Wolves? Thompson seeking a max deal that could be easier to get w/Wolves, source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 19, 2014
Love, meanwhile, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2015, and has made it clear to Minnesota management that he will not sign a long-term extension with the franchise.
The 25-year old power forward averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season, and was named Second-Team All-NBA.