Can Ingram Fill Klay’s Shoes? Proposed Trade Introduces The All-Star Wing As Stephen Curry’s New Running Mate


The Golden State Warriors had a disappointing season, falling short of the playoffs after securing only the 10th seed in the Western Conference and bowing out to the Sacramento Kings in the play-in tournament.

Now, the NBA offseason will focus on their plans to return to playoff contention. A healthy roster and avoiding Draymond Green’s suspensions are key factors, but improving the supporting cast remains a top priority.

Klay Thompson is under scrutiny. The veteran sharpshooter has been a core part of the Warriors dynasty, but last season showed his best days might be behind him. With his free agency approaching in July, he could be on the move.

Given this situation, a proposed trade is looking at bringing in a new running mate for superstar point guard Stephen Curry if Thompson leaves in free agency. The trade suggests New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram as Thompson’s replacement.

Ingram’s own future with the Pelicans is uncertain, with reports suggesting they might not offer him a contract extension. This being the case, can Ingram replace Thompson and become Curry’s new running mate? Sporting News’ Stephen Noh believes he might be a good addition.

Per Sporting News


Warriors would receive: Brandon Ingram

Pelicans would receive: Chris Paul, Moses Moody, 2025 first-round pick, 2028 first-round pick

Steph Curry and company still might have one last run in them. They didn’t have a reliable second scorer on the roster, leading to a massively disappointing season. Ingram could give that to them and be a good replacement in case Klay Thompson departs in free agency,” Noh said.


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