The Golden State Warriors have been on one of the greatest runs in NBA History. The team also has had one of the best rosters in the with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and more.
Now the team is facing a big decision this summer. No one is expecting the team to be able to keep all of the talent they have. Rumors have KD heading to New York and Klay leaving for one of L.A.’s teams.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes the Dubs need to forgot about KD and focus on keeping the Splash Brothers together.
“We all know that KD is All-World, but Golden State is not really prioritizing him: A, because KD’s his own man, he’s going to make whatever decision he’s going to make. And they believe whether he elects to stay or go, what else can they do for him? They’ve got a first-class organization. They’re moving into a state-of-the-art new facility.”
“They know that he commands the max, so they’d give it to him, etc. He’s going to make the decision. But I also have been told that they have been advised, strongly I might add, by some of the elite in the game, Hall of Famers as executives and players: Prioritize Klay Thompson. In other words, offer Klay Thompson every penny that you can. If you short-change him in any way in free agency, he will consider departing. Probably for the Clippers more so than anybody else.”
“We need to keep our eyes on that, even though I’m told by Golden State there’s no way in hell they’re going to do that. They’re going to keep the Splash Brothers together.”