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Mutual interest between Klay Thompson and the Magic emerges

Published May 7, 2024 at 12:40
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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Klay Thompson had a rough go in the NBA this season, but he's still a hot commodity in free agency. Shams Charania dropped the bomb on Monday, revealing that Thompson and the Orlando Magic are eyeing each other with keen interest. The Magic got knocked out of the playoffs by the Cavaliers, while Thompson's season ended at the hands of the Kings.


Charania mentioned that the Magic could free up a whopping $60 million in cap space. That's serious cash! And guess who they're eyeing? None other than Klay Thompson. But wait, there's more — rumor has it they've got their sights set on Paul George too.

Now, nothing's set in stone, but you can bet your bottom dollar that Orlando's front office will be pulling out all the stops. With buckets of cash and a fifth-place finish in the East, they're hungry for a big-name star to lead their promising squad.


Thompson would be a game-changer for the Magic, addressing their woeful three-point shooting. Even though he's not the same force he was pre-injuries, his deadly accuracy from downtown and championship experience could be just what Orlando needs.

But here's the kicker: Is Thompson worth the max contract gamble? He's no spring chicken, and those injuries might catch up with him sooner rather than later. If the Magic bet big on him and it backfires, they could be in a world of hurt.

No matter where Thompson lands, one thing's for sure — he's got options, and the Magic is just one of them.

Source Bleacher Report: NBA Rumors: Warriors' Klay Thompson, Magic Have Mutual Interest Ahead of Free Agency
Source SI: Klay Thompson Linked to Orlando Magic Ahead of Free Agency
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