Klay Thompson

Report: Hield move turns Klay sign-and-trade into five-team deal

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The Warriors lost a franchise icon this offseason, as Klay Thompson opted to join the Dallas Mavericks in NBA free agency, but they moved quickly to fill the void.

Golden State reportedly acquired Kyle Anderson (from the Minnesota Timberwolves) and Buddy Hield (from the Philadelphia 76ers) in sign-and-trade deals, finishing the Thompson sign-and-trade to include five teams, The Athletic's Anthony Slater reported Thursday, citing sources.

When the Thompson-to-Dallas news hit Monday and a multi-team sign-and-trade arrangement that also involved the Charlotte Hornets was revealed, it initially was unclear what the Warriors would receive in return.

Shortly afterward, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole that the Warriors would receive two future second-round draft picks to avoid another salary in return. By taking back no salary, the Warriors created a trade exception just shy of $16 million to use for future moves.

Those future moves ended up being Anderson and Hield.

Anderson agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area's Poole on Tuesday. Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors added Anderson as part of a sign-and-trade deal that sent a future second-round pick swap and cash to the Timberwolves.

Then, Golden State acquired Hield in a sign-and-trade with Philadelphia, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday, citing sources. The Warriors reportedly will send a 2031 second-round pick -- which Golden State received from Dallas in the sign-and-trade that sent Thompson to Texas — to the 76ers.

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