The Warriors should start shopping for a new shooting guard in free agency because I’m not sure that Klay Thompson is ever coming back from his trip to China. He’s hit his peak there. He’s dancing, dunking, dancing some more, and losing arm-wrestling matches to children who tickle him.
On Friday, he re-upped his sneaker deal with Anta, who he is currently touring with, for 10 years worth as much as $80 million. He noted that he wanted to become the Michael Jordan of the company, according to Nice Kicks. He also said he knew he could be “really big in China,” and he absolutely has been this summer.
Reports of Irving’s trade request come on the heels of his public comments regarding Cleveland being in a “peculiar place” this offseason. The Cavaliers have yet to hire a new general manager after David Griffin’s departure, and owner Dan Gilbert reportedly lowballed Chauncey Billups with an offer well below market value to be the team’s president of basketball operations.
The Cavaliers have been to three consecutive NBA Finals, winning the franchise’s lone championship in 2016. But after losing decisively to the Warriors last season, Cleveland failed to meaningfully upgrade the roster.
The Cavaliers signed Jeff Green, Jose Calderon and Cheap NFL Jerseys Turkish forward Cedi Osman in free agency while re-signing Kyle Korver. Meanwhile, the Warriors re-signed each of their core players and added Nick Young and rookie Jordan Bell Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys this offseason. The Boston Celtics signed Gordon Hayward in free agency, and the Houston Rockets added Chris Paul, P.J. Tucker, Tarik Black and Luc Mbah a Moute.