Thompson was reportedly dangled as a bargaining chip for Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love, though the Warriors did not pull the trigger on the deal. The process left Thompson feeling "pissed" that the team seriously considered trading him, according to one of Bucher's sources.
Thompson was reportedly included as part of a package involving Warriors power forward David Lee, but Golden State management was divided on trading the shooting guard, who is entering his fourth year in the league.
The Timberwolves have reportedly reached an agreement to send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 picks from the last two drafts, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. The trade cannot be completed until Aug. 23, when Wiggins becomes eligible to be traded.
Thompson averaged 18.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game on 41.7 percent three-point shooting last season. He has spent the summer training with Team USA, where he has reportedly emerged as a favorite of head coach Mike Krzyzewski.