The Golden State Warriors are set for quite an offseason. Between free agency and their impending move to the Chase Center in San Francisco, the Warriors are going to be busier than most teams this summer.
With the status of All-Stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson up in the air, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was asked if he plans to sit down with his two free agent stars. According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, Myers responded with a blunt “yes” but did not elaborate.
As for his level of optimism in getting a deal done with either star player, Myers said, “We’ll see.”
The Warriors are coming off their fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals, winning three titles in the process. But injuries ultimately played a huge role in the Warriors failing to win a fourth at the hands of Toronto.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers was asked if he has formal plans to sit down with free agents Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. "Yes," he said and offered no more.
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) June 24, 2019
Bob Myers asked if he plans to meet talk with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson this week about free agency. Myers: "Yes." What's his level of optimism? Myers: "We'll see."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 24, 2019
Durant played a huge role in the Warriors getting to their last three Finals appearances, while Thompson has simply been invaluable to them throughout his career.
But Durant is widely expected to consider leaving Golden State when free agency opens – ruptured Achilles and all.
As for Thompson, he is almost surely going to be re-signing in Golden State, barring a surprising move.