Well, isn’t this awkward. After squashing embarrassing rumor that the Golden State Warriors were going to trade Klay Thompson to the Boston Celtics, these two squads will meet on Nov. 18. This should be fun. Don’t miss this game – click to watch.
It could be a coincidence or eerie foreshadowing that Klay, 26, would lead the Golden State Warriors into the TD Arena to meet the Boston Celtics on their home turf. It’s been a wild week of trade rumors, culminating in this wild game. The action should be wild and tip-off is set for around 8:00 PM ET.
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What a week. It kicked off when former Celtics player Brian Scalabrine, 38, appeared on SirusXM NBA on Nov. 14 to say he “heard” that the Dubs were looking to trade Klay to Boston. The reported trade would see Boston send Avery Bradley, 25, Jae Crowder, 26, and the Brooklyn Nets 2017 first-round draft pick (which Boston owns) to the Warriors, according to CBS Sports.
Klay, according to the rumor, was not happy that he was being pushed out of the spotlight with the acquisition of Kevin Durant, 28, from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The rumor caused a panic, and Brian had to walk back his claims, saying the rumor was just “something I read over the week that I thought was interesting.”
If that wasn’t enough to quash the rumors, Golden State’s head coach Steve Kerr came out and personal stomped any talk of trades. “I think our guys know that stuff is almost always BS,” he told reporters the same day the rumor broke, per Fox Sports. “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 decide whether to call Klay or not.”
The Warriors aren’t looking to shop Klay around, especially since he scored 30 points (including 5 3-pointers) in the Dubs game against the Phoenix Suns. Though he did struggle at the start of the season, Golden State’s best rim protector is back in championship form. Still, if he was thinking about taking his talents elsewhere, this match would be a way for him to see if he liked playing in the TD Arena.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Boston make a play to acquire Klay? Or do you think he should stay in Oakland with the Warriors