They figured once LeBron James (and maybe Carmelo Anthony) signed, interest in Kevin Love would heat up. Then, they could start a bidding war.
The Warriors? Not so much.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News:
Klay Thompson is a good young player, and he fits well with the Warriors.
If the Cavaliers offer Wiggins, this probably a somewhat moot point. Wiggins is more valuable than Thompson.
But if the Warriors pass up a chance to get Love because they refuse to trade Thompson, they’ll regret it.
It’s possible that scenario has already played out, if Minnesota would have finalized the reported traded based on Love and Kevin Martin for Thompson and David Lee. To ensure that fate is a misstep.