Rumors have been running rampant regarding Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors. There's been buzz that Thompson does not want the contract the organization is offering. But the latest update makes it sound like a departure is on the way.

The word around town is that the Warriors have had no “productive discussion” with Klay Thompson ahead of free agency, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. If that's the case then we could see the star shooting guard become available to sign wherever he wants.

“Klay Thompson isn't currently mulling a shorter-than-desired offer from the Golden State Warriors. Despite a wide open negotiation window, there isn't a one-year, two-year, or three-year deal on the table. Because nothing is currently on the table, according to league sources. There's been no productive discussion between the Warriors and Thompson or his representatives. Talks are essentially frozen. With free agency now less than 10 days away, Thompson's exit from the only franchise he has ever known feels closer and more probable than ever before.”

Although these are rumors, this might be for the best for the Warriors and Klay Thompson. Golden State can still build around Stephen Curry while Draymond Green continues serving as a glue guy. But Thompson has the opportunity to prove he can succeed elsewhere away from Golden State. At least that's what Zach Lowe of ESPN suggests.

It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. If these rumors are true then perhaps the Warriors are ready to move on. It could play out in Golden State's favor, as the money they have could find some solid rotational players to complement Curry and Green. As for Klay Thompson, he can serve as a great three-point threat for most teams in the league. He should garner plenty of interest if he enters free agency.

Best possible fits for Klay Thompson if he leaves the Warriors

Gary Payton II and Klay Thompson
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When it comes down to it Klay Thompson can play anywhere. His three-point shooting is still on point and he's not a bad perimeter defender either. But in terms of best fits, the. veteran shooting guard is likely to sign with a championship contender if he doesn't re-sign with the Warriors.

One team that stands out is the New York Knicks. While Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle do their thing, Thompson can stick to his strengths and serve as a prolific outside shooter. He would bring a new element to New York and it could be exactly what that team needs to go deeper into the playoffs next season.

Another team that could be interested in Klay Thompson is the Minnesota Timberwolves. Although they already have Anthony Edwards at shooting guard, Thompson could step in as a true sixth man and provide consistent shooting off the bench. That might not be what Thompson wants. However, he'd be a fantastic addition to that Timberwolves team.