HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors

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Curry has been the heart and soul of the Warriors (already without All-Star forward David Lee) and without him, their chances at upsetting No. 2 San Antonio appear suspect. "He'll play," guard Klay Thompson said with certainty. "No question about it. He will play through anything. He's got heart." San Jose Mercury-News

Parker triggered the Spurs' Game 1 comeback, but only after Klay Thompson fouled out late. This time, he attacked from the start, scoring eight points in the first 41/2 minutes. "It wasn't our offense, it was our defense," Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. "Personally, I didn't do my job against Tony Parker." Contra Costa Times

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At the end of the Golden State Warriors' practice Monday, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson lined up at opposite baskets and engaged in a shooting contest. The game was simple: First person to make seven shots from each of the five spots beyond the three-point line wins. Or, first person to miss two shots in a row loses. Both had two teammates — one to rebound, and another to make a clean pass. Each won once. No tiebreaker needed. The outcome seemed fitting considering Golden State's backcourt tandem has shot its way to the top together this season. The pair has combined to make 444 three-pointers, surpassing the 435 Orlando's Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson hit in the 1995-96 season for the most by any duo in league history. USA Today Sports

Curry has hit 45.2% of his shots from three-point range, third only to Detroit's Jose Calderon (46.1%) and Atlanta's Kyle Korver (45.5%) among players with at least 150 attempts. Thompson is just shy of 40%. Scott shot 42.5% when he set the NBA record with 267 three-pointers made, but was surpassed when Ray Allen hit 269 for Seattle in 2005-06 — a mark Curry could conceivably top with five games remaining. Anderson shot 39% that season, when the Shaquille O'Neal-led Magic lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals. "That's pretty cool of an accomplishment, to sustain that kind of shooting all year," Curry said. "And for two guys to do it in the same season, it's pretty cool. I know Klay would've broken some records by himself." USA Today Sports

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After getting bumped to his backside and sliding on the hardwood, Wall quickly hopped up and circled Thompson’s direction, ignoring teammate Emeka Okafor’s attempts to get him to calm down. Wall had taken a hit to the noggin from Thompson while trying a layup on the previous possession. So as he approached Thompson, Wall shouted, “Go to the basket and I swear to God, I’ll knock your…out.” Washington Post

Thompson leaned over and grabbed his shorts. Wall moved closer, towering over Thompson as he nodded and repeatedly shouted, “Go to the basket! Go to the basket!” Thompson tried to turn away, but Wall kept jawing until referee Gary Zielinski sprinted toward Wall and Thompson and – without hesitation or an attempt to diffuse the situation with a warning – went directly to assessing the players with a double technical foul. Washington Post

Wall got more animated, as he waved his arms and kicked out his leg, upset that he had to head to the showers early after collecting the third ejection of his career. “I let the team down,” said Wall, who had a team-high 14 points at the time he got booted. Washington Post

Wall and Thompson were both participants in the Team USA select workouts last summer in Las Vegas, so they weren’t strangers. And asked afterward, Thompson said he understood how those two shoves pushed Wall over the edge. “I would’ve been unhappy, too. But I’m not trying to get kicked out,” Thompson said. “I think he was just frustrated. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, though. I know John. I’ve played with him. In that moment, I understand. You’re frustrated. After you get fouled hard, then the next play you think you get fouled hard again. He’s competitive. He let his emotions get the best of him.” Washington Post

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But here's the real killer. Multiple sources have told me that, when Oklahoma City's Sam Presti decided to shop James Harden, Golden State was his first call. He wanted Klay Thompson and a pick. The Warriors would only consider the trade if Oklahoma City took back Biedrins or Jefferson for 2013 expirings, knowing they'd get crushed by the luxury tax in 2014 with Harden's extension plus Steph Curry's extension plus David Lee plus Bogut/Jefferson/Biedrins. At that point, Presti went to Washington (offering Harden for Bradley Beal, and unbelievably getting turned down), then Houston (where the shopping heated up). Presti never ended up calling Golden State back. Grantland

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