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Klay Thompson feels a bit more comfortable with each passing day that he remains a member of the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson, the 24-year-old shooting guard, spoke to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears about his future, saying he "got that vibe" from new Warriors head coach Steve Kerr that he'll be in the Bay Area, and not in, say, Minneapolis, next season.
We got a good core. I feel we have one of the better backcourts in the league.
I feel like we have a team that can do big things. Health is going to be huge, but I feel like we can make big strides this year.
The fact that I haven't been traded yet makes me feel comfortable. That speaks for itself.
Thompson has been rumored to be involved in trade talks focused on Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, but the Warriors have reportedly held firm that they went deal Thompson to acquire Love.
Thompson's heard the trade rumors, of course, and so has his teammate, point guard Stephen Curry. But Curry's sounding confident, too, that Thompson isn't going anywere:
Every year there is some rumor in play and teams are trying to make a power move. But [the Warriors have] made a decision, at least it seems like they have, that Klay is an investment they don't want to give up. That speaks volumes to what he has been able to do in his career and his potential. I'm happy that he's my backcourt mate.
If Thompson's future is in Golden State, it means he'll have a harder time getting the max contract he desires, and means the Warriors won't be his team - they'll remain Curry's. That wouldn't be the case in Minnesota, where he'd get max money, and a team to call his own. But Thompson has more than two desires. He has a third significant one: he wants to win.
I'm attracted to winning. I think [the Warriors] have the team to win right now. It would be tough to leave.