Taken 11th overall in the 2011 draft, the sharpshooting Thompson has steadily emerged as one of the league’s most intriguing emerging stars—the silent-but-deadly Splash Brothers counterpart to Stephen Curry’s face-of-the-franchise persona.
The last month alone has seen Thompson’s name mentioned in trade scenarios involving Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves (according to ESPN’s Marc Stein) and the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers (per the Los Angeles Times’ Mike Bresnahan).
The market for Thompson may never be higher—at least while he’s still on his rookie contract.
Which got us thinking: What other possible trade packages might the Warriors be willing to entertain?
After weighing the options—based on cap space and relative roster need—we came up with five such scenarios.
So here they are, in no particular order: