Thompson is entering the final year of his $19m deal with the defending champions and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
With LeBron James finally confirmed to join the Los Angeles Lakers, it would be easy to accuse him of having "gone Hollywood".
The supporting cast around LeBron James was not good enough to win a championship last season, and no one is surprised he wanted a change of scenery.
That could be an issue, as James is renowned as one of the greatest playmakers in National Basketball Association history, and he can't make his remarkably precise passes without the ball in his hands.
He put up 8.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game with the New Orleans Pelicans last season, and he got even better in the playoffs, much like James.
However, that's not all the outspoken patriarch of the Ball family had to say about James.
The Indians haven't won the World Series in 70 years, but they came close just two seasons ago.
"Lonzo ain't going to play off the ball", LaVar Ball said in a video posted by Overtime. Any superstar trade this offseason would likely jettison all their young players, including Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart. However, when Johnson spoke to James and James' camp at the opening of free agency, James assured the Lakers that this was a long-term play for him and his decision wouldn't be affected by a single transaction the Lakers could make under time pressure. "He's just got that special gift", Ball said.
"Lonzo's not 6'1 or 6'2 like Kyrie [Irving]".
Not only are they odd moves because, well, they aren't exactly great players, but they also don't fit too well with LeBron's style of play. "He didn't go to the Rockets, he didn't go to Golden State, he went to [the] Lakers, a team that finished 10th or 11th in their conference and now they're the number two favorite to win the title".