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NBA Rumors: San Antonio Spurs Target Klay Thompson Trade For Tony Parker Retirement; Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge Look For Next Manu Ginobili

( [email protected] ) Aug 20, 2016 02:37 AM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs are searching for ways to fill the void left of the Tim Duncan retirement move this offseason. With both Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker calling it quits for international basketball after their stunt in the Rio Olympics 2016, the Kawhi Leonard squad needs to step up their game in terms of signing talented stars in their roster. This concern now points to a potential Klay Thompson trade that could effectively help the San Antonio Spurs focus LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green nearer the basket as the Golden State Warriors star takes care of the team beyond the arc.
Klay Thompson (USA) of the U.S. attends a news conference. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The San Antonio Spurs are searching for ways to fill the void left of the Tim Duncan retirement move this offseason. With both Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker calling it quits for international basketball after their stunt in the Rio Olympics 2016, the Kawhi Leonard squad needs to step up their game in terms of signing talented stars in their roster. This concern now points to a potential Klay Thompson trade that could effectively help the San Antonio Spurs focus LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green nearer the basket as the Golden State Warriors star takes care of the team beyond the arc.

The Kevin Durant free agency move to the Golden State Warriors posted some questions to the status of the Splash Brothers especially Klay Thompson. While the position of Stephen Curry is pretty much secured due to his back to back NBA MVP awards, the status of the other three-point superstar of the Dub Nation may not be as guaranteed. Hence, fans are looking into the possibility of a Klay Thompson trade to pave the way for a new big three in the Golden State Warriors roster.

Among the NBA teams that could benefit from a basketball star like Klay Thompson, rumors are rife that the San Antonio Spurs offer the best deal. Aside from the fact that the Kawhi Leonard squad is one of the strongest contenders in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors star could grab a niche of his own in the roster. Ever since the Tim Duncan retirement news hit the public, the San Antonio Spurs have publicly acknowledged the need for new leaders in their team. Hence, a Klay Thompson trade could give the Golden State Warriors star the leadership role he is poised to lose in his current team especially in light of the Kevin Durant era.

At this point, though, the Klay Thompson trade rumors remain as mere possibilities. Right now, the Golden State Warriors are focused on helping Kevin Durant fit in with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Moreover, the Rio Olympics 2016 is proving to be a great platform for both Klay Thompson and the former OKC star to bond and determine how to play together.

"We added Kevin and I couldn't be more excited about our future and what could happen, but it'll take a long time to get over that loss, man," shared Klay Thompson. The Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

He added, "It was hard. Especially being up 3-1, and how good we felt like we were, we controlled our own destiny and we didn't get it done. But that's life, it's basketball, it wasn't in the cards. It's going to take a long time to get over that, man."


Tags : NBA rumors, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Klay Thompson