Klay Thompson is reportedly set to sign a new deal with Golden State Warriors amid interest from Los Angeles Lakers.
Thompson is one of several Warriors stars out of contract at the end of the season and there were strong suggestions the reigning champions could be about to disband.
But according to Ethan Strauss of The Athletic, the shooting guard is happy to see out the remainder of his career in north California.
“While Thompson has indicated an interest in remaining a ‘Warrior for life,’ his return cannot just be taken for granted,” Strauss wrote.
“Still, the expectation within and outside the Warriors is that Klay isn’t leaving.
“This is why you don’t hear about any team besides the Lakers gearing up for the Summer of Klay.”
The Lakers will instead have to turn their attentions elsewhere if Thompson puts pen to paper on a new deal.
Meanwhile, the Warriors still have a decision to make regarding the futures of Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.
NBA expert Doug Gottlieb is concerned Los Angeles Lakers may trade Kyle Kuzma for Anthony Davis.
The Lakers have been keeping close tabs on the New Orleans Pelicans star and are expected to make a move before the deadline on February 7.
“Kuzma is virtually untradeable,” Gottlieb said on The Herd.
“What do they have to make that deal? They have Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s expiring contract. They have Brandon Ingram, who I don’t think anybody thinks will be a star but a very good player.”
Jimmy Butler is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and he apparently wants to link up with Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard’s deal with Toronto Raptors is also due to expire and the pair have been tipped to move to Los Angeles by NBA reporter Brandon Robinson.
“Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler still has a desire to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason I’m hearing this afternoon,” Robinson tweeted.
“Butler is intrigued by possibly teaming up with Kawhi Leonard.”