Feb 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) controls the ball during the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors and Hornets in Talks to Swap Gordon and Thompson

Update: Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio is reporting that the talks between the Warriors and Hornets to swap Klay Thompson and Eric Gordon have reached the “more than exploratory” stage

Original story:

With the NBA trade deadline nearing, the rumors keep flying.

The Times-Picayune is reporting that the Hornets are eyeing Klay Thompson of the Warriors. Citing a source, New Orleans would be interested in “any trade” involving Thompson.

The Warriors have been high on Eric Gordon, who the Hornets are putting on the trade block. However, they are not intrigued by neither his $58 million contract over four years, nor his potency to injury.

They are also reluctant to part with Thompson, who they consider to be a rising star.

Realistically, this trade has little chance of happening, given all the circumstances. But it is the trade deadline, and although 99 percent of rumors never come true, it is fun to talk about them.


Tags: Eric Gordon Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson New Orleans Hornets

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