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.