HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors

December 5, 2014 Updates

The Warriors have the best record in the NBA and acted like it against New Orleans. The Warriors easily defeated the Pelicans 112-85 on Thursday at Oracle Arena, with 16-2 Golden State winning its 11th game in a row to match a franchise high set in the 1971-72 season. "It's early, but it feels great," guard Klay Thompson said of having the best record. "I won't sell it short. It really does. It's only December, but you've got to enjoy every minute of this. We're on top right now, and that's our plan to stay there." Oakland Tribune

November 28, 2014 Updates

According to a source, Butler turned down a four-year, $40 million-plus offer from the Bulls. After watching Klay Thompson get the max four-year, $70 million contract from the Warriors, Butler was willing to test the market as a restricted free agent and force the Bulls to make the tough decision. Chicago Sun-Times

November 23, 2014 Updates

When asked if Curry and Thompson are the best backcourt in the NBA, Thompson deferred. "I don't really care about that," Thompson said. "If there were two people on the court and it was us versus them, it would be a different story. But it's five of us on the court. Our goal is to play into June [in the NBA Finals]. It's not to have the labels as the best backcourt." During the off-season, many reports said Thompson was going to be traded to Minnesota for All-Star power forward Kevin Love, who wound up in Cleveland. Los Angeles Times

Then last month Thompson signed a four-year contract extension for $70 million. "It was important to get the extension," Thompson said. "But at the same time, if it didn't happen, I was going to do what I do — just play hard, score the ball and defend." "Our owner just gave him $70 million so I'm sure he's happy," Kerr said, laughing. "That sold him. That told him how much we wanted him." Los Angeles Times

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Hulk Hogan made an appearance at last night's Golden State Warriors NBA game in Oakland, which you can watch above. Hogan botched the pre-game speech. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Warriors are dubbed the Splash Brothers. Hogan got caught up in the moment and said that the Warriors would sink the Splash Bros. Hogan also took over the Golden State Warriors Twitter account for a little while, here are some of his Tweets: "I gotta say, those #SplashBrothers are one hell of a tag team. #HulkTakeover" Wrestling Inc

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Warriors guard Klay Thompson is out for Sunday’s game at Phoenix due to a sprained right hand, marking the first time in his career he’ll miss a game due to injury. Thompson suffered the injury in Saturday’s win at Houston. An X-ray examination conducted after the game was negative, but the shooting guard was scratched after feeling discomfort during warmups in Phoenix. Contra Costa Times

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Thompson deflected a lot of the praise for his hot start to teammates, specifically Andrew Bogut. "We're just scratching the surface of what we can be," Thompson declared. "Coach Kerr has really put an emphasis on moving the ball. We're without one of our best passing big men right now in David Lee. When we get him back, he's gonna make us that more dangerous ... Andrew Bogut has been such a good player for us. I can't describe how good his passing is. He gets me so many good looks every night. I should give a percentage of my contract to him now..." CSNBayArea.com

November 5, 2014 Updates

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

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