Sharpshooting Klay Thompson has long been a core piece of the Golden State Warriors' dynasty, but this summer, he hits the open market. Are the Dubs destined to retain him, or will he be lured by the bright lights of another city? His ACL injury in the NBA Finals is a serious wild card, so keep an eye on these four teams as things heat up.
4. San Antonio Spurs
This would be an interesting option simply because the Spurs are a team built upon teamwork and ball movement, and Klay is such a shoot-first guard. He the personality to thrive under Gregg Popovich, and he would perhaps become the team's most dangerous scoring option if he went there-- but there won't be any buzz on this front unless the team moves on from DeMar DeRozan first.
3. Los Angeles Clippers
The buzz around the Lakers never ceases, but not enough fans are recognizing the other team that plays in the Staples Center for just how dangerous they could be. Despite being overshadowed by the Lake Show, the Clippers are largely expected to be major players for a big name free agent this season, and Klay may end up being that guy depending on how things shake out with Kawhi Leonard.
2. Los Angeles Lakers
Of the six most treasured free agents, Thompson is the one the Lakers have been linked with most frequently. His play style perfectly meshes with that of an ace passer like LeBron James, and with LA's recent acquisition of Anthony Davis, the Lakers truly are Klay's most enticing option outside of Golden State. He gives them the three-point excellence they sorely lacked last season, and it doesn't hurt that his father, Mychal, won back-to-back titles with them in the 1980s.
1. Golden State Warriors
Like Kevin Durant, Klay's major injury makes a return to Golden State the most likely option. They can offer him the most money, and are permitted to go over the salary cap to pay him. He's already won three with the Warriors, and frankly, he really doesn't have a strong reason to leave. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.