OAKLAND – Warriors general manager Bob Myers won’t comment on specific trade rumors. But while there is chatter regarding a possible deal for star Minnesota forward Kevin Love, he did speak to the chances of a big trade.
“I think probably right now unlikely. It’s the best I can do for you. But I will say this: If you asked me last year at this time would we be in a situation to grab an (Andre) Iguodala, I would have said the same thing.
“Right now, I think it’s unlikely. Right now, today.”
Myers acknowledged that things can change quickly in trade discussions. In recent days, conflicting reports have surfaced about whether or not the Warriors would include shooting guard Klay Thompson in a trade for Love.
Comparing Thompson to a five-tool baseball player, Myers said the sharpshooter continues to expand his game and that the team highly values him.
“The nice thing about him that I think is he hasn’t reached his ceiling,” Myers said. “I think he’s got a high ceiling and that he can only get better, so that’s the type of player anybody wants on their team.”
Thompson is eligible to sign an extension with the Warriors beginning next month, and Myers said he looked forward to speaking to Bill Duffy, the player’s agent.
“I will tell you that there’s a lot of players on our roster that have value, which is good,” Myers said. “That’s what you want to have.
“Especially the youth of the roster is appealing to any team in the NBA. You want to have young, good players, and we have a few, and that’s something we don’t take for granted.”