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Klay reacts to report that Cavs contacted Warriors about possible trade

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Klay reacts to report that Cavs contacted Warriors about possible trade

Klay Thompson is unintentionally hilarious.

He's one of the best quotes in the NBA.

On Wednesday, he spoke with The Athletic's Anthony Slater.

One topic discussed -- the report that Cavs GM Koby Altman called the Warriors to discuss a potential Klay for Kyrie Irving deal.

“It's really cool. It shows the Warriors believe in me and these other teams want me to be a part of their success. So I appreciate it. I've been in trade rumors forever. Everyone has. Except for maybe LeBron James, Steph — well, even Steph early in his career.

"It's part of the business. It is flattering and I do appreciate it.”

Back in October 2014, Klay signed a 4-year extension worth $68,979,450.

He will make $17,826,150 next season and $18,988,725 in 2018-19.

Before he hits unrestricted free agency, he understands that rumors will persist.

"You gotta deal with that as a professional," Klay acknowledged. "The only untouchables in this league, there might be like five or six of them. Other than that, you have to expect it.

"When you hear the rumors, it means you're wanted. You're doing something right. Look at the bright side. But I'm happy I'm still with the Warriors. I hope to be here my whole career. It's a great place to play."

But then Klay said something that may concern Warriors fans:

"We got such a good thing going, I just don't want to leave yet. It's rare in the NBA to have a team that can win with the culture we created. It's hard to put a price on it.

"When that conversation does come up though… man, it's so far away. What are we talking about? So far."

Keyword = "yet."

What does "yet" mean?

Stay tuned.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Multiple Cavs wanted Kyrie to return for another shot at Warriors

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Report: Multiple Cavs wanted Kyrie to return for another shot at Warriors

Kyrie Irving averaged 25.8 points and 5.4 assists against Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals.

He shot over 62 percent from the field and 50 percent from distance.

He is now a member of the Celtics.

Several members of the Cavs did not want to see Irving leave Cleveland.

From ESPN's Dave McMenamin:

Multiple Cavs players told ESPN they hoped Irving would remain on the team, believing they could work out their differences like a family and have another crack at beating the Warriors together.

In recent weeks, that idea became unrealistic, as Irving let it be known that he would rather not report to training camp than begin another season with Cleveland, sources told ESPN.

But Irving's wish was granted.

The Celtics play at the Cavs just one time next season -- Opening Night, Oct. 17.

Boston will host Cleveland on Jan. 3 and Feb. 11.

The Warriors play in Boston on Nov. 16 and host the Celtics on Jan. 27.

Golden State welcomes the Cavs to Oracle Arena on Christmas Day and plays in Cleveland on Jan. 15.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller