Is Klay Thompson Actually Being Traded?

Klay Thompson being traded to the Celtics. How much weight is there to it?

It’s no secret that Klay Thompson’s form is not exactly pristine, but are the Warriors actually looking to trade him?

He shot 19.6% from 3-point range in his first six games.

The 117-97 loss to the Lakers showed one of his worst performances, going 4 of 18 from the field for just 10 points.

Thompson has 25 assists, 24 turnovers and a rebound percentage of 4.6, the second-worst among all rotation of players 6’7” plus.

The Warrior’s defensive play is also struggling, with his opponents shooting 4.7% points higher against Thompson than they do on average.

Of course, a player under performance strain would be involved in trade rumours. Former Celtics player and Warriors Assistant Coach Brian Scalabrine told SirusXM NBA radio that the Warriors were looking to trade Thompson to Boston for Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and the Nets’ 2017 first-round draft pick.

“That can’t be true. I don’t understand why they would,” Scalabrine said. “But maybe they’re on what I’m on. It’s going to be impossible to win a championship without having rim protection against LeBron and Kyrie. So who’s your most valuable asset, or who’s your most unneeded asset at this point? I don’t know, but I heard a rumour going around and it was specifically to a team that wears green.”

Warrior’s head coach Steve Kerr indicated he wasn’t the source of Scalabrine’s report.

“I think our guys know that stuff is almost always BS. If that became a story I would probably talk to Klay. I didn’t know it was a story until just now. I’ll go home and get on the Internet and decided whether to call Klay or not.”

Kerr seems confident they’re all just rumours, but we’ll just have to wait and see. 

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