Klay Thompson & Western Conference Rival Have “Strong mutual interest”

Klay Thompson's days as a Golden State Warrior are seemingly at an end. Contract talks on a possible extension have hit a dead end, and with the Warriors looking to reduce their luxury tax burden, it doesn't appear that they will be upping their offer. 

Thompson has been tied to a number of teams as a free agent, most notably the Orlando Magic. But according to NBA insider Marc Stein, Klay and the Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks have "strong mutual interest."

“Amid a growing belief leaguewide that Thompson's relationship with the Golden State Warriors is irretrievable, strong mutual interest between Thompson and the Dallas Mavericks is expected when free agency opens Sunday evening, league sources tell The Stein Line.”  

The Mavs have divested themselves of Tim Hardaway Jr. and his $16 million owed for next season, which would help them achieve some room to pursue Thompson.

Adding another strong floor-spacer, of which the 'other' Splash Brother has been throughout his career, is one of the goals facing the Mavs this offseason. 

The LA Lakers & Clippers are also expected to be potential landing spots for Thompson. 

He finished this past season averaging 17.9 points while shooting 38.7% from long range. And while both of those are down from his career marks, the 34-year-old still has a lot left in the tank. 

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