HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors


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In a perfect world, Riley has made it clear he would like to draft a player similar to Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson, who was the 11th pick of the 2011 draft. A player such as Thompson would complement the Heat’s current backcourt, which is heavy on attackers but could use some additional shooting touch from outside. “A lot of times you have a player or two players who are playmakers that are your best playmakers and your best scorers, but they might not have that kind of range or that kind of game, so you need to go out and get two or three of those kinds of players,” Riley said after the regular season. “And so, while we felt we had enough maybe on the perimeter, that might be an area where we look, but I don’t want to be a one-dimensional guy.” Miami Herald

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Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. "It's like wine," Warriors forward Draymond Green said about learning how to stop Memphis. "It gets better with time." The Warriors turned up the league's top-rated defense and finally found their rhythm from long range. Curry scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and added a career-playoff high six steals to go with seven rebounds and five assists. Thompson scored 21 points, and Harrison Barnes had 14 as the Warriors won their second straight game in impressive fashion. USA Today Sports

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Allen’s confidence in his defense is never shaken. But when asked entering the playoffs if there was any player he felt had gotten the better of him this season, he didn’t hesitate to drop a familiar name. “Klay Thompson,” Allen said. “I felt like I wasn’t engaged. I don’t have any excuses. I pulled a hamstring that game and just wasn’t locked in. But Klay Thompson is definitely on my radar from now on.” ESPN.com

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Klay Thompson's three-point shooting is far from average, and a rookie Kansas City area company is counting on the Golden State Warriors guard's deadeye accuracy to net sales of a high-tech virtual training camp and coaching sessions. Coming on the heels of the Warriors' first-round playoff sweep of New Orleans, wearable technology company ShotTracker Inc. unveiled a multi-year partnership and endorsement deal Monday with Thompson. Financial details of the deal weren't disclosed. Upstart Business Journals

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Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $25,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice. McLemore designated Saint John’s Program for Real Change, which intends to buy a 15-passenger van to take homeless kids currently without transportation to and from school. The winner will be chosen by NBA judges and fan votes. The window for voting is April 20-27. This can be done with a post on Twitter, an NBA Facebook account, or an Instagram post by using the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #BenMcLemore. Cowbell Kingdom

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Thompson, who was injured stepping on the foot of the Los Angeles Lakers' Tarik Black in the third quarter of Monday's win, won't be re-evaluated for at least seven days, according to the team. "It swelled up after the game, and obviously we'll be very careful with it," Kerr said Tuesday. "This morning when (trainers) looked at it, they decided we better give it some time. ... It turned out to be a little more (swelling) than we expected." Contra Costa Times

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