Klay Thompson has been a vital part of the Golden State Warriors' dominance over the NBA for the last five-plus seasons, but could the All-Star guard end up leaving the franchise in free agency?
The All-Star shooting guard is set to become a free agent this summer and, while going back to Golden State seems highly likely, there's one team that could pry him away.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has been told that Thompson could focus on the Los Angeles Lakers if the Golden State Warriors don't offer him what he wants.
"The best-case scenario for the Lakers is that they add Anthony Davis and then Golden State doesn't offer Klay Thompson a max contract," Wojnarowski said on ESPN today.
"They try to get Klay to take a little bit less than the max. And if that happens, I'm told Klay's attention will be on the Lakers if they have Anthony Davis."
Thompson is clearly happy in Golden State and doesn't plan on leaving, but you never know what's going to happen in free agency.
The shooting guard said this summer that he can't imagine himself playing elsewhere.
"I've been to the mountaintop," Thompson told Shams Charania. "I know what it feels like to win and win with some of your best friends. And that's why it would be hard for me to leave just because I've put so much blood, sweat and tears in this building and with this franchise. I've had my ups and downs but I couldn't imagine myself being somewhere else."
Thompson, 28, was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He's become a four-time NBA All-Star and a three-time NBA champion in Golden State.