Where Klay Thompson Could End Up If Warriors Don’t Give Him a Max Contract and Direction of the Team If Kevin Durant Leaves In Free Agency; Twitter Reacts (Tweets-Vid) – BlackSportsOnline
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammate Klay Thompson (11) after Thompson scored a three-point shot against against the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA first round playoff series at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Warriors beat the Clippers 113-105. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

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Where Klay Thompson Could End Up If Warriors Don’t Give Him a Max Contract and Direction of the Team If Kevin Durant Leaves In Free Agency; Twitter Reacts (Tweets-Vid)

The Warriors have a very good chance of winning a three-peat in June. The biggest topics surrounding them though is what future HOFers Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will do in free agency. Durant is rumored to go to the Knicks while many feel that Thompson will stay put in Golden State.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Get Up today, Thompson could be on his way out if a max contract is not placed in front of him when free agency starts on July 1.  Woj added that the Clippers could be the favorites to land him over the Lakers. The Clippers could also be in the mix to land hometown star Kawhi Leonard as well.

“If they come with a five-year, $190 million max deal for Klay Thompson, that’s done on July 1—he’s going into the new building with Steph Curry,” Wojnarowski said. “If they try to do anything less than that, you can expect Klay Thompson to be out in free agency. Watch not for the Lakers then, but the Clippers.”

Woj also explained how the Warriors could be experiencing a “seismic change” this summer with Durant and Thompson’s free agencies. This change could point to both the departures of Durant and Thompson.

“Internally in Golden State, there’s a sense of let’s try to put aside what’s coming in July. We have a chance to do something very rare in sports, to three-peat,” said Wojnarowski. “Let’s try to keep our focus there and win the title, then let July play out the way it’s going to. But I think the Warriors are bracing for possibly seismic change within that organization. “I don’t know if there’s a lot of talking that has to happen between the Warriors and Kevin Durant. “I think he knows what it is, what he wants, and there may be nothing the Warriors can do or say to change that.”

It’s a very unusual situation to see a team three-peat and lose two all-stars in the same summer. That could definitely be the case in Oakland though. I expect Thompson to stay but I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see KD wind up in New York or elsewhere.

Flip the pages to check out Twitter reactions to Klay and KD possibly leaving the Warriors along with Thompson’s highlights.

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