Golden State Warriors guards Klay Thompson and Steph Curry said they don't believe Thompson will be traded. Thompson's name has been included in trade rumors involving Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.
Thompson has been rumored as a central target for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a potential trade involving Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. But the Warriors have reportedly balked at including Thompson in a trade, which has so far prevented a deal.
After speaking with new Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Thompson told Yahoo he "got that vibe" he won't be traded. Curry echoed that sentiment, saying it's evident the Warriors see Thompson as an investment they don't want to give up.
Love, 25, has been at the center of trade discussions this offseason as he's made it clear he's likely to opt out of his contract after the 2014-15 season. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the other team rumored to be a strong contender for a trade since they signed LeBron James, though it's unclear if they're willing to include No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins in a deal, which could be a sticking point for the Timberwolves.
Thompson and Curry are currently in Las Vegas for USA Basketball's training camp, as both look to make the roster for the World Cup.
The 24-year-old Thompson averaged 18.4 points per game last season and shot 41.7 percent on three-pointers, both of which were career highs.
- Ben Estes