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Trade Posturing

So now Golden State cannot decide whether or not to include Klay Thompson in the trade? There is an interesting article on one of the 946 professional blogging sites that I found refreshing. It goes into the absurd ness of the last to weeks in detail.

First we are told Flip believes the best offer he can get is from Boston. Then, miraculously the next day we see offers from Golden State and Denver. THEN we are led to believe that the Golden State offer doesn't include Klay Thompson. Then Klay's dad spills the beans that it does. THEN, the next day the headline is that the Warriors have decided to include him. THEN the brass is split as some are willing to trade him n some are not.

News flash - He has been a part of the deal all along. He is a restricted FA next year. They almost have to move him because of the future cap and contract situations with Lee, Iguadala, etc. This is about posturing.

Flip wants an extra piece (Barnes or Green) and for GS to take back one of his bad contracts (Martin, Barrea, Brewer) to keep the roster from getting clogged with mediocre guards and for cap flexibility. That is what a smart GM does. Plus he knows if he takes Thompson he will have to pay him. Golden State does not want to do either. So now we are left with a standoff and to see who blinks first.

Whether you like the situation Kahn put us in or not, Flip is playing this perfectly. He is keeping his mouth shut and not appearing desperate to make a deal. His stance of "fine, I'll just keep Love is the correct one, although it is a bit boring.

Personally, I am hoping the Bulls re-enter this. The draft is a crapshoot, we already have a lottery ticket, and their talent is simply better and more plentiful. Give me butler, Gibson, mirotic, and find a way to make the money work.

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