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NBA Rumors: Nuggets trading Danilo Gallinari and Wil Barton for Warriors’ Klay Thompson

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Klay Thompson (Photo Courtesy: Ash Carter/Flickr)

Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Denver Nuggets who are reportedly offering Danilo Gallinari and Wil Barton for Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors succeeded in creating a ‘Super Team’ with the addition of Kevin Durant on their team. Explosives scorers like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson will now be playing in one team and aim for the 2017 NBA championship title.

Despite the major improvement, it remains questionable on who is willing to sacrifice to make Durant the ‘main guy’ of the Warriors, especially on the offensive end. As many people still think, the Curry-Durant tandem could definitely surpass the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James tandem.

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Hence, Klay Thompson needs to go down and be a sidekick of the two superstars. However, Thompson already said that he is not willing to sacrifice or change his role for the sake of Kevin Durant.

“I feel kind of disrespected that people keep using the term sacrifice to describe me and describe us,” Thompson told The Vertical. “We all want to see each other do well. But I’m not sacrificing [expletive], because my game isn’t changing. I’m still going to try to get buckets, hit shots, come off screens. I want to win and have a fun time every game we play.”

With the acquisition of Durant, the Warriors lost key players like Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Marreese Speights, Leandro Barbosa, and Andrew Bogut to create enough cap space. According to Centrio Times, Denver Nuggets are offering Danilo Gallinari and Wil Barton to acquire Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors.

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The Warriors undeniably have the best starting lineup in the league right now. However, their bench was deeply hurt by the departure of some of their key players. Recalling last season, when the Warriors’ starters were struggling, the bench stepped up to win some crucial games.The question is, is the offer of the Denver Nuggets enough to make the Golden State Warriors trade Klay Thompson? Share your opinions in the comment box below.

It is very easy to tell why the Nuggets are going after an All-Star caliber player like Klay Thompson. Thompson can go all out if will be the main guy on a team than sharing the court with superstars like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.

Are Danilo Gallinari and Wil Barton enough to make the Golden State Warriors trade Klay Thompson? Share your opinions in the comment box below.

Photo Courtesy: Ash Carter/Flickr

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