Report: Warriors tried to trade Steph Curry and Klay Thompson for Chris Paul in 2011

Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic revealed the details in his new book

Whitley Sandretto
April 16, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

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In his new book, The Victory Machine, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic dropped a bomb. He claims in 2011, the Warriors attempted to trade Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to land Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets.

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"It was far from the only time Curry was shopped, but in this instance, the deal was very close to completion," Strauss wrote. "Myers made the offer and Hornets GM Dell Demps was receptive."

Strauss also wrote that there were a few teams that could've acquired the Splash Brothers.

"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.'"

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