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Warriors hoping Kerr is final piece for title run

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough. That's the situation the Golden State Warriors are in now. Mark Jackson is gone, Steve Kerr has taken over and the Warriors are hoping the coaching change is the final ingredient to put them in the NBA championship...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Golden State Warriors

Editor's note: This is the 19th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Andrew Bogut; PF David Lee; SF Andre Iguodala; SG Klay Thompson; PG Stephen Curry. Key Reserves SF Harrison Barnes; PG Shaun Livingston; F Draymond Green; C Festus Ezeli; F-C Marreese Speights; SG Brandon Rush; PG Leandro Barbosa; C Ognjen Kuzmic; PG Aaron...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors Preseason Game Recap

(Kansas City, MO) –  As one of only two teams in the NBA still seeking its first 2014 preseason win, the Miami Heat entered the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, trailing by a dozen points. Fittingly, a dozen minutes later Miami (1-4) was no longer winless and Golden State (4-1) was no longer undefeated...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors beat Nuggets 104-101

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) James Michael McAdoo scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors rallied to beat the Nuggets 104-101 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Golden State's Klay Thompson added 18 points in the first NBA exhibition game in Des Moines since 1997. The Nuggets led by 13 heading into the fourth quarter. But The Warriors (4...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Klay Thompson gamble will determine fate of 3 franchises

As the NBA playoffs rolled on last spring, there was a steady undercurrent of trade talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors over a blockbuster Kevin Love deal. Even while LeBron James and Tim Duncan were facing off in the Finals, the expectation was the Warriors would eventually relent, include shooting guard Klay Thompson in a package for Love and get the NBA’s best power...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson staying on target

Pick any of the NBA hot topics from the offseason -- be it the influx of big money or gruesome injuries or the latest superteam assembly -- and there's a connection to Klay Thompson. We're not used to placing Thompson at the axis of the NBA news wheel. Maybe we should start training for it. He wound up there for a reason, not by sheer chance. It's the same explanation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson Prefers Security Of Extension Over Waiting For Cap Rise In 2016

Instead of signing a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson could sign a one-year deal next offseason and become an available free agent in 2016. The NBA's salary cap is expected to rise in 2016. Still, Thompson prefer the security of a new deal now instead of waiting for a potential cap rise. "It really is tempting to do all that," Thompson...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Is a Klay Thompson Fan

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson who grew up in Southern California idolized Kobe Bryant. After dropping 25 points in three quarters of action at the Staples Center in a 120-105 preseason victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant said the fourth year guard “has the whole package.” His splash brother sibling Stephen Curry is a fan of his backcourt partners game too...
Via Hooped Up
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson Lights Up Lakers For Easy 25 Points (Video)

  Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward laid the hammer down on top of the Portland Trailblazers' Joel Freeland Thursday night to give the hoop junkies a taste of what's to come this upcoming NBA season. Hayward contributed 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, one block, and one steal to aid Utah for the 109-105 victory. The post Klay Thompson Lights Up The Lakers...
Via Basketball Bicker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thompson, Warriors far apart in contract talks

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who is fresh off an offseason that saw him win a gold medal for the United States in the World Cup and find himself in multiple trade rumors involving Kevin Love, is reportedly far apart in negotiation extensions with his current team. According to CSN Bay Area, there is about $2-$3 million annual difference between what Thompson wants and...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Warriors, Thompson Apart By $2-3M Per Year In Extension Talks

The Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson are $2-3 million per year apart in discussions for a contract extension, according to sources. Thompson is seeking a maximum salary contract -- or close to it -- while the Warriors are hovering around a deal of $13 million per year. The Warriors have until Oct. 31 to extend Thompson. Thompson was involved in trade speculation with Kevin...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Warriors, Klay remain millions apart on extension

After his "Splash Brothers" sidekick, Stephen Curry, fouled out midway through the third quarter Tuesday night, Klay Thompson seized the preseason moment, which lasted precisely 112 seconds. Thompson furrowed his brow, cranked up his passion and poured in the points. He made a turnaround jumper and a straight-up jumper before whizzing past Clippers center Spencer Hawes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers drop exhibition vs. Warriors in first game since Sterling sold

  Klay Thompson scored 20 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 in the teams' preseason opener on Tuesday night. David Lee had 13 points and Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Nemanja Nedovic each scored 12. Curry fouled out with 7:18 left in the third quarter on a three-point play by Chris Paul that tied the score at 68. Blake Griffin had...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors beat Clippers 112-94 in preseason opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) Klay Thompson scored 20 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 in the teams' preseason opener on Tuesday night. David Lee had 13 points and Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Nemanja Nedovic each scored 12. Curry fouled out with 7:18 left in the third quarter on a three-point play by Chris Paul that tied the score at 68. Blake...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Klay Thompson deserve a max contract?

When you are one of the best players on the international stage of the FIBA World Cup, should there even be a debate on who is the best player in your household? Don’t ask that question to the 1978 No. 1 overall pick Mychal Thompson, you already know the answer you are going to get. Selected five spots ahead of a kid from French Lick, Indiana, he might have a case. But not in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters, John Wall Argue Over Best Backcourt Claim in NBA

Several months ago, the Golden State Warriors backcourt duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson claimed to the best backcourt in the NBA. Then John Wall said that made-up distinction belonged to he and Brad Beal. Earlier today, Beal added […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors want to sign Klay Thompson to extension

Warriors general manager Bob Myers offered no comment on how contract extension talks are going with guard Klay Thompson, but he made it clear the team wants to get a deal done. "We value him in the highest way, and we want to keep him on this team for a long time," Myers said Tuesday. Thompson, 24, is regarded as one of the NBA's top shooting guards, and his representatives...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors Want To Sign Klay Thompson To Extension

The Golden State Warriors are interested in signing Klay Thompson to a contract extension. Thompson was the subject of trade rumors this offseason with the Warriors ultimately deciding to leave him off the table for Kevin Love. "We value him in the highest way, and we want to keep him on this team for a long time," Bob Myers said Tuesday. Myers preferred to keep the backcourt...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors top ten best plays from the 2013-14 NBA season

There are few teams in the association that can shoot the lights out like the Western Conference’s Golden State Warriors since they boast, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Last season, the Warriors made the playoffs and if you missed any of the awesome highlights from their 2013-14 NBA season, you might want to check out the below video. Check out the Warriors top ten best plays...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry thinks Klay Thompson is among best shooting guards in NBA

One of the notable players on Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup was Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson who provided a nice shooting streak during the team’s gold medal run. Thompson’s teammate Stephen Curry was also on the squad and during a recent interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Curry spoke highly of his teammate. When asked if he’s one of the best two...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: The Klay Thompson crossroads

The Golden State Warriors kept Klay Thompson over Kevin Love. By doing that they feel that he gives them a better chance to win than Love does. Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen. However, if they truly feel that Thompson is a more valuable player than Love, that means they have to pay Thompson a max contract or risk losing him next season to free agency. What will the...
Via isportsweb.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Clock ticking for Warriors, Thompson

With an expiring contract, rising stock, an astute agent and an employer that loves him, Klay Thompson is positioned to receive one of the largest contracts in Warriors history. The Warriors say they want to reward him. But giving him an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, without first clearing salary-cap space, could force the team into the luxury tax in 2015-16. Not giving...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Grading Curry and Thompson’s Performances for Team USA

Golden State Warriors: Grading Curry and Thompson’s Performance’s for Team USA By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… During the World Cup only two NBA franchises had multiple players represent Team USA and they weren’t two marquee organizations like the Celtics or Lakers or even new “it” teams like the Cavaliers or the Heat, they were the Sacramento...
Via HoopStuff
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Klay Thompson is a better two-way guard than Kobe

TweetGolden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson will be entering a contract year in 2014-2015 and if you believe his agent, Thompson is a better player right now than Kobe Bryant. According to agent Bill Duffy, Thompson — fresh off of playing a key role in Team USA’s FIBA gold medal performance — is the best shooting guard in the NBA right now. Duffy is widely known...
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson’s Agent Says His Client is Better Than Kobe

Sharpshooter Klay Thompson is coming off a successful run in Spain during the FIBA World Cup. Some questioned Golden State for not pulling the trigger on a Kevin Love deal, but they refused to give up Thompson and we can see why. Thompson will be seeking a max contract soon, which his agent fully thinks he deserves based on his bold statement. Duffy is widely known to be demanding...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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