Report: 76ers Could Pursue Klay Thompson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope This Offseason

According to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Philadelphia 76ers could pursue Klay Thompson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope this offseason. 

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Thompson becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, while Caldwell-Pope is expected to decline his 2024-25 player option and enter free agency too. 

“The Sixers, sources said, took note of Indiana’s two-year splurge for Bruce Brown that then became the biggest salary headed back to Toronto in exchange for Pascal Siakam,” Fischer wrote. “Veteran wings like Klay Thompson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would fall on the Sixers’ list of targets for similar one-plus-one contracts, sources said.”

Thompson appeared in 77 games for the Golden State Warriors this season. The four-time NBA champion averaged 17.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 43.2% from the field, 38.7% from beyond the arc and 92.7% from the free-throw line. 

Meanwhile, Caldwell-Pope averaged 10.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 76 games for the Denver Nuggets while shooting 46.0% from the floor, 40.6% from 3 and 89.4% from the foul line. 

The Warriors missed the playoffs this year, while the Minnesota Timberwolves eliminated the Nuggets in the second round in seven games. 

One of the best shooters in NBA history, Thompson has career averages of 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He’s spent his entire career with the Warriors. 

Caldwell-Pope has played for the Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and Nuggets. He holds career averages of 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists. KCP is a two-time NBA champion. 

The Sixers lost to the New York Knicks in the first round in six games. Daryl Morey is widely expected to be ultra-aggressive this summer.

Along with Thompson and Caldwell-Pope, the Sixers have been linked to Paul George, who can become a free agent this summer by declining his 2024-25 player option with the Los Angeles Clippers. Philadelphia believes it has a real chance of signing George away from the Clippers. 

George averaged 22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Clippers this season while shooting 47.1% from the field, 41.3% from beyond the arc and 90.7% from the free-throw line. 

LAC has until June 30 to sign George to an extension. The franchise signed Kawhi Leonard to a three-year, $149 million extension in January.

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