The regal Warriors have to deal with the free agency of Kevin Durant , too, and that's a factor in what happens to Klay. And just as important, what if Golden State judges the year-old Thompson as being deserving of only a four-year Warriors bid? Desire isn't necessarily enough, though; Despite attempts in two different offseasons, the Mavs never did really get an audience with LeBron.
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Dallas and anyone else, like the Clippers , can offer five-percent increases with their four-year bids. But that's worth a shot.
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