According to many US media outlets, before the Kyrie Irving trade in Boston, Cleveland offered Irving to the Golden State Warriors team and, in turn, preferred Klay Thompson.
Klay Thompson is really flattered that there was interest in him from a team like Cleveland, but he’s even happier that the Warriors believed in him and his capabilities so they decided to keep him.
“Yes, it’s really cool. This shows that the Warriors value me a lot but also shows that the other teams in the league have a high opinion of me. My name is mentioned in trade-speculation from the moment I entered the league. And it’s no wonder, everyone in the league is in trade-speculation sometimes. Well, except perhaps LeBron James and Stephen Curry. It’s all part of the business and I’m really flattered by the interest, “said Klay Thompson.
Thompson was considered a player at the beginning of his career as a player who only played the ball when the ball came to him, but eventually proved to be a key tool for the success of Warriors, and even became an All Star player.