Golden State Warriors suffered devastating news on Wednesday, which ended up being confirmed this Thursday. Klay Thompson, one of its undisputed figures, will miss his second consecutive season of the NBA. On this occasion, the guard suffered the rupture of his Achilles tendon, setting off the alarms of the franchise.
Replacing Thompson is impossible. There is no one on the market with his shooting power, but also his versatility both in offense and defense. To top, is the ideal lieutenant of Stephen Curry, with which he has been in charge of breaking all paradigms and achieving three NBA championships.
Bob Myers, general manager of the team, you have the difficult task of finding someone to fill your position. For your fortune, Kelly Oubre Jr got traded from Phoenix Suns a Oklahoma City Thunder in the chris paul deal, but the franchise is in a rebuilding stage and they have no problem shipping it in to free up salary space.
The Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., for a 2021 protected first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
November 20, 2020
Kelly Oubre Jr, replacement for Klay Thompson in Golden State Warriors
The guard, who can also serve as a forward, will arrive at the Warriors immediately thanks to a future first round. However, it will cost you to bear a large salary and taxes on the franchise. “The Warriors will absorb Oubre Jr. and his $ 14.4 million salary in their $ 17.2 million business exception once the deal closes.”reported Adrian Wojnarowski. Regarding taxes, Golden State will go from paying about 66 million dollars to 82.4 million.
In sports, there is no doubt that he is a great addition to the Warriors, as they secured a 24-year-old for the rest of the season. In addition, his game does not stop growing: went from averaging 12.9 points with Washington Wizards in 2018 to 18.7 points in the last season. Without a doubt, a player that Golden State will love.