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November 5, 2014 Updates

As is always the case when the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers prepare to face off tonight, that tired, overused, overly-simplistic word that doesn't truly define what they have going here was dragged out yet again. Rivalry. "It's not a rivalry," Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala said with a grin as he clocked out Tuesday afternoon at the team's practice facility. "Neither one of these teams has done anything." USA Today Sports

Zach Lowe: Not sure if this has been reported yet, but Klay Thompson's extension is technically not a max. Explanation tomorrow on @Grantland33. (The difference is probably going to be negligible/nothing, but GSW did something interesting with Klay's contract). Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA

As is always the case when the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers prepare to face off tonight, that tired, overused, overly-simplistic word that doesn't truly define what they have going here was dragged out yet again Tuesday afternoon. Rivalry. "It's not a rivalry," Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala said with a grin as he clocked out Tuesday afternoon at the team's practice facility. "Neither one of these teams has done anything." USA Today Sports

Warriors center Andrew Bogut, the 29-year-old Australian who missed the entire playoff series against the Clippers with a rib injury, is looking forward to re-entering this not-so-friendly fray. "It's not that I enjoy it," Bogut said when asked if he relishes the no-love-lost dynamic of this matchup. "If (physicality) happens, it happens. Some games, it happens and I'm happy to battle and wrestle and scrap and claw and fight and do whatever you have to do. And some games it doesn't happen. "I'm one of the few guys that doesn't have a boatload of friends that I party with in the summer in Vegas that are in the NBA. I kind of go and do my own thing, so I'm not one of those guys that's schmoozing guys before the game or at halftime. So I don't really care once they think of me once the game is over." USA Today Sports

November 4, 2014 Updates

On Monday, the NBA named Thompson the Western Conference player of the week after averaging 29.7 points and shooting 53.7% from the floor, including 45.5% on threes, as Golden State opened the season 3-0. "He's just playing well and staying confident and living in the moment which is huge for him," backcourt partner Stephen Curry said. "Obviously, he's been a big talk of the league and he's been able to answer it with his play on the court and by staying focused on what's really important. Every contribution he's made has been huge for us to get these three wins." USA Today Sports

November 3, 2014 Updates
November 2, 2014 Updates

Myers added that there were once questions about Thompson’s defense, and those have since been answered since by the team’s first-round draft pick in 2011. Thompson excelled at 3-point shooting as expected according to Myers has improved daily in his all-around game. “This contract is well deserved, and I think that’s the best compliment I can give Klay,” Myers said. “He earned it. “I think what it says to fans is this organization will do whatever it takes to win.” Contra Costa Times

November 1, 2014 Updates

Curry, who signed a four-year, $44 million extension exactly two years earlier at a time when he was dealing with ankle issues, had it enter his mind that Thompson will be in place the next time he has his own contract decision to make. “That’s a big statement for sure,” Curry said Saturday of ownership and the front office awarding Thompson a maximum-salary contract. “They’re committed to putting together the roster that they feel is capable of winning a championship and doing whatever it takes to maintain that. Obviously I don’t know what the situation will be in two years (when his contract expires at the end of the 2016-17 season). The direction that we’re headed is definitely promising for sure. “To know a guy that I’ve been playing with for four years now who will have a couple more years under our belt and hopefully have some things to be proud of once we get to that point, then that will be something that I’ll definitely take into account and know what the situation might be at that point.” Contra Costa Times

Only six of the 14 players taken int the lottery beat the deadline and got richer. That means the draft was so-so at best and disappointing at worst. But complicating matters is the smell of big money down the road. Thanks to the new TV deal and the looming labor negotiations in a few years, some players are willing to place bets on themselves and hold out for a few extra dollars. It’s also known as the Kawhi Leonard route. The MVP of the 2014 Finals and 15th overall pick had hoped for a max deal, didn’t get one from the Spurs, and will try the market next summer during restricted free agency. But he was the big exception, and so, we survey the scene for the first-round winners and losers. Winners: Klay Thompson (drafted No. 11): Got four years and $70 million from the Warriors to make a big, umm, splash. NBA.com

October 31, 2014 Updates
 

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