Golden State Warriors: 3 Polarizing trades to move on from Klay Thompson

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Three trade ideas to help the Golden State Warriors move on from Klay Thompson. 

After a hot start to the season, the Golden State Warriors have cooled off as of late. Aside from Stephen Curry, who is putting up MVP-like numbers once again, the Warriors have struggled to find consistency in their supporting cast. Their second-best player this season has been Klay Thompson. But even his future is very much in doubt after the two sides weren’t able to reach a contract extension.

Even though the Warriors re-signed Draymond Green during the summer, I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion that they’re going to bring Klay back. He’s going to demand a huge contract extension and at this point in his career, the Warriors may not think he’s worth the money. Especially considering they’re already locked in with several other big contracts.

Why would the Golden State Warriors want to move on from Klay Thompson?

It may be unlikely but if the Warriors would want to begin to prepare for the future, moving on from Klay could be the move. And if they wanted to do so via trade at some point this season, perhaps if they continue to look like a non-contender in the Western Conference, there could be some interesting possibilities on the table.

Let’s explore three trade ideas that could help the Warriors effectively unload Klay Thompson.