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Golden State Warriors have reportedly tried to sell their superstars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson back in 2011.
Accoring to Ethan Strauss’ new book “Victory Machine”, Warriors have attempted to trade Thompson and Curry to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Chris Paul.
“It was far from the only time Curry was shopped, but in this instance, the deal was very close to completion. Myers made the offer and Hornets GM Dell Demps was receptive. The catch was Chris Paul, who wanted out of New Orleans but had no intention of playing for the woebegone Warriors. Paul told the Warriors they could do this trade, but he wouldn’t be staying when his contract was up at season’s end.
“The Hornets weren’t the only organization to narrowly lose out on the deal of a lifetime. According to one GM, “The Warriors were blind lucky that they were unsuccessful in trading Steph and Klay together for the stars they offered them together for,” he said. “There were many, many people they tried to get and failed.'”
If this trade had happened, then definitely, the Warriors would’ve never become the Warriors without Curry and Thompson.
Meanwhile, Paul was the best point guard in the world, and being a free agent in 2012, the Hornets didn’t want to lose him for nothing. They had already agreed to trade him to the Lakers in December of 2011 before then-commissioner David Stern vetoed the deal.
Source- CBS Sports