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Warriors’ Bob Myers: Big trade ‘unlikely’ for now, but then again, so was Andre Iguodala trade

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.”

Diamond Leung

  • ssclesq

    Warriors are smart. Klay belongs on this team as a splash brother. Minnesota will pound sand when love walks away next year right to the warriors.

  • TheInsideTitan

    Except Klay’s contract is up next year, and there’s no way in hell the Warriors will be able to afford both Klay and Love.

  • Stan

    EXACTLY…Love and the window for him is NOW. If Bob Meyers blows this one,we have a mediocre team for years.

  • Stan

    You have all noticed even Klay’s dad hasn’t said it would be a bad trade for the Warriors. His dad!
    Only Greg Papa,Monte Poole,and Larry Kreuger have been the three stooges over this.

  • Twinkie defense

    Um, he said he was depressed about the possibility of Klay being traded. You would think Klay would be eager to get out of town, since Mark Jackson was fired ;)

  • Twinkie defense

    can always free up cap space later if you need to.

  • Stan

    Bob never fools me. I saw the interview. He’s a happy cat. He knows Minn. isn’t going to get a better offer..and Bob is holding out to see if he can keep one more player. Once Love said “Chi-town or Oaktown”, that gave the Warriors an edge.
    But Bob Meyers will be “the most miserable man in the world” in adds selling crappy Dos Uno’s cerveza if this deal falls through.