The Golden State Warriors are in the middle of another NBA Finals run, set to take on either Milwaukee or Toronto with a championship on the line, but questions are abound regarding the team’s offseason.
Golden State has an incredibly important summer ahead of it, with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson both set to hit free agency.
Durant has constantly been mentioned as a top option for other franchises with cap space, while Thompson is presumed to be returning to Golden State.
What do the Warriors actually think, though?
Golden State’s owner, Joe Lacob, sent the following text message to a reporter on the subject.
“We love Klay and KD and intend to attempt to re-sign them. Period. I am confident about BOTH of them,” he told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
Joe Lacob text today: "We love Klay and KD and intend to attempt to re-sign them. Period. I am confident about BOTH of them."
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) May 22, 2019
Durant’s manager, meanwhile, has said that no decision has been made.
“That is 100 percent undecided and I’m waiting on Kevin, that’s the truth,” Durant’s manager, Rich Kleiman, told the Wall Street Journal. “I think there’s a feeling this thing is like war games and everybody is playing chess years out, but when somebody gets to the level of basketball that he’s at, you can’t juggle focus like that. There’s so many things he’s juggling, too. He’s not scripting his future while he’s playing the way he plays, and practices the way he practices. I think it’s frustrating, honestly, at times.”
The Warriors have looked extremely good in Durant’s absence this playoffs, though they clearly would love to have him back in 2019-20.
The rest of the NBA, of course, would not.