Klay Thompson Could Sign With Clippers Or Lakers If Warriors Fail To Offer Full Max

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(via Sportsnet)

A flurry of injuries has cost the Warriors a year of Championship contention. This summer, the stakes are much higher.

With Kevin Durant already out of the door, they are already losing significant fire-power. If they don't take care of Klay, he will leave as well.

In fact, according to Brad Turner, he already has alternative options lined up.

Klay Thompson was having a career year before going down in the Finals with a torn ACL. With a multiple month recovery period in store, his return (and the state of his game once he does return) is a serious question for him.

The Clippers and Lakers, who have enough for at least one max slot this summer, have both stepped up as potential suitors for the 5x All-Star. As arguably the second-best shooter in the game, Thompson's particular skill set would change the dynamic for any team he plays for -- at this point, it is just a matter of when he will return to the court to do it.