The Golden State Warriors suffered devastating news Wednesday, which was confirmed this Thursday. Klay Thompson, one of his undisputed figures, he will miss his second consecutive NBA season. On this occasion, the guard suffered a rupture of his Achilles tendon, setting off the franchise’s alarms.
Replacing Thompson is impossible. There is no one on the market with his shooting power, but also his versatility in offense and defense. To top, He is the ideal lieutenant of Stephen Curry, he has been responsible for breaking all parades and achieving three NBA championships.
Bob MyersGeneral manager of the team, you have the difficult task of finding someone to fill your position. For your fortune, Kelly Oubre Jr. was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Chris Paul’s deal, But the franchise is in a rebuilding phase and they have no problem sending it in to release salary space.
The Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., for a protected 2021 first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
November 20, 2020
Kelly Oubre Jr., replacing Klay Thompson at Golden State Warriors
The guard, who can also act as a forward, will reach the Warriors immediately thanks to a future first round pick. However, it will cost you a large salary and franchise taxes. “The Warriors will absorb Oubre Jr. and his $ 14.4 million salary in their $ 17.2 million business exemption once the deal closes.”reported Adrian Wojnarowski. In terms of taxes, Golden State will go from paying about 66 million dollars to 82.4 million.
In sport, it’s no doubt a great addition for the Warriors, as they secure a 24-year-old player for the rest of the season. Plus, his game doesn’t stop growing: He went from averaging 12.9 points with the Washington Wizards in 2018 to 18.7 points last season. Without a doubt, a player that Golden State will love.