The Golden State Warriors fell short of their pursuit for a third-straight title after dealing with a multitude of injuries over the course of the postseason.
After losing Kevin Durant to a torn Achilles, the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors.
Thompson will miss most of the 2019-20 season as he recovers from the torn ACL, but the Warriors are expected to offer him a max contract regardless.
If they don’t, however, Thompson would reportedly be “very open” to a meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed the news on Tuesday night.
“That 5-year, $190 million max offer.. If it’s not there for Klay Thompson on Sunday at 6:01PM Eastern… My information is that he would be very open to going to sit down with are the Clippers,” Woj said.
Woj on #Warriors' free agent Klay Thompson – "That 5-year, $190 million max offer.. If it's not there for Klay Thompson on Sunday at 6:01PM Eastern… My information is that he would be very open to going to sit down with the #Clippers." pic.twitter.com/ymW8TFJqz4
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 25, 2019
Losing Thompson would be a major blow to the Warriors – and end the Splash Brothers’ reign in Oakland.
Los Angeles has plenty of cap space to land two legit stars in the league. The Clippers are in the hunt for Kawhi Leonard and the addition of he and Thompson would make them contenders in the Western Conference.