Warriors Rumors: 4 Top Destinations For Klay Thompson

It was an extremely disappointing season for the Golden State Warriors, and no one embodied that more than Klay Thompson. On an expiring contract, Thompson merely put up the worst season of his career since his rookie year in 2012. And now the questions are glaringly loud: Will the Warriors want Thompson, Steph Curry's longtime Splash Brother, back in The Bay? And at what cost?

If the team decides that they aren't willing to shell out for several more years of the 34-year-old long-range sniper, what teams would be? Here are 4 potential landing spots for Klay if he leaves Golden State:

Philadelphia 76ers

While the Sixers are said to have pending free agent Paul George as the apple of their eye this offseason, it might not be realistic as he's still likely to return to the LA Clippers. So Philly might have to resort to a more attainable target. Thompson would be a fit here, offering his catch-and-shoot three-point gunning to help spread the floor for (still currently) reigning MVP Joel Embiid down low, and slasher and playmaker Tyrese Maxey. 

Los Angeles Lakers

Ah yes, anytime there's a splashy big name potentially available, you just know the Lakers will be interested. In this case, it's a great fit, as LeBron James and Anthony Davis are very much in need of some reliable and impactful floor spacing like Klay could offer. 

San Antonio Spurs

Look, who doesn't want to go play with Victor Wembanyama? Wemby has already noted that he's had several calls from current NBA players and potential draft picks about wanting to join forces with him in San Antonio. If Klay can't play alongside one of the greatest players of this past generation (Steph Curry) any longer, how about teaming up with THE generational player of NOW and the future? 

Dallas Mavericks

Staying in Texas, one report already this week has the Mavericks potentially interested in signing Thompson. Sam Amick of The Athletic writes:

"The Dallas Mavericks are worth watching as a possible suitor as well, league sources tell The Athletic. The Phoenix Suns’ decision to give Grayson Allen a four-year, $70 million extension on Monday also becomes a relevant data point, with Thompson’s camp sure to point out that a 28-year-old role player just landed a deal that pays him an average of $17.5 million annually."

Thompson could offer more space for superstar Luka Doncic to operate. 

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