Report: W's won't trade Thompson for Love because of defense

Report: W's won't trade Thompson for Love because of defense
July 21, 2014, 9:45 am
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Klay Thompson and the Warriors allowed 99.5 ppg last season, 10th best in the NBA. (USATI)

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The Warriors and Timberwolves got close on a deal that would have sent Kevin Love to Golden State, but the main sticking point was reportedly Minnesota’s demand that Klay Thompson be included as part of the package.

Those inside the Warriors organization were split on whether or not to give up Thompson, and on the surface, it appeared as though the team didn’t want to break up its promising young guard tandem for offensive purposes — after all, they are the greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game.

But the real reason for keeping Thompson, according to the latest report, is that the Warriors are actually concerned about the defense.

Sam Amick of USA Today:

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