HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors

January 30, 2013 Updates

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge -- televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages -- features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Joining Irving from the Sophomore class are: Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats). Davis and Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers). Oregonian

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Warriors guard Klay Thompson did everything he could to appear "fine" after another rough performance. He shrugged his shoulders, kept a straight face, talked matter-of-factly. But when he asked about the potential game-winner he missed in Monday's win over Dallas, his facade cracked. "That one hurt," he said, wincing as if his bricked 3-pointer with 16 seconds left just replayed in his head. "It didn't feel like it was good. It felt off to the right." San Jose Mercury-News

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If you have to deal Harden in exchange for financial breathing room, the dream scenario is to land a sure-thing player in the beginning stages of his rookie deal. A big man trumps a guard. Presti likely started with Anthony Davis before mulling over names like Klay Thompson, Utah's young bigs (Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter), Bradley Beal, Jonas Valanciunas (with Jose Calderon's expiring deal), and maybe one or two others before landing on Houston.1 Thompson would have been an especially nice fit. It's not hard to argue the Thunder could survive the loss of Harden if in return they received an elite shooter capable of some ballhandling duties and at least average defense on the wing. Subtract Harden, and the Thunder don't have much outside shooting on the floor at once; spacing can become an issue for them. Grantland

October 25, 2012 Updates

The Warriors exercised their third-year team option on shooting guard Klay Thompson on Thursday. Thompson will earn $2.3 million in 2013-14. Big deal for Thompson? Not exactly. After Thursday’s practice, when a reporter congratulated Thompson on the option getting picked up, Thompson replied: “On what?” When he was told the exercising of Year 3, he said, “Oh, yeah, thanks. Thank you.” In other words, Thompson was pretty much done thinking about it by the time practice was over. “A little bit, but not really,” Thompson said about worrying about it. "It’s a sigh of relief, but I wasn’t thinking about it when you told me. I was proud this morning and I told my parents. They were happy for me. I’m really excited, blessed the Warriors thought that much of me.” CSNBayArea.com

July 21, 2012 Updates

“We have the ability to be a playoff team,” Thompson said. “Not only a playoff team, but a playoff team that can make a run. Everyone is a good player, one through five, and we have a really deep bench. I’m really excited going into my sophomore year.” “One through five, we’re going to be tough to stop,” Thompson said. “You can’t just focus on Andrew (Bogut) or David (Lee) or Steph (Curry) or me or Harrison (Barnes). We have a great core of guys. I think we can get the Warriors back in the playoffs and into contention.” HoopsWorld

July 16, 2012 Updates

As part of the practice squad at Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, Thompson took a week-long pounding from the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. But by camp's end, he had accomplished everything he hoped. He got some intense training. He got to test his skills against the best in the game. And he got some respect. "I like Klay. I think he's got one of the brightest young futures in our game," James said. "With his ability, the way he can shoot the ball and make plays, and with his size, Golden State's really got something in him." Contra Costa Times

July 14, 2012 Updates

It’s one NBA Summer League game — which matters about as much what the Kardashians think about presidential politics — but Barnes looked impressive as the Warriors throttled the Lakers by 40. He came out aggressive from the opening gun, attacking the rim on his way to 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He was 4-of-4 from three, showed an impressive floater on one play, finished at the rim or at the arc in transition. He was the complete package. “Coach (Mark) Jackson just told me to be aggressive and not to worry about making mistakes,” Barnes said. He didn’t make many. Barnes had a real chemistry with Klay Thompson, it was Thompson who was dictating the offense (and knocking down 6-of-8 threes) and he was clearly looking for Barnes. Klay’s father Mychal — the former No. 1 overall pick out of Minnesota and current Lakers broadcaster — noticed it. “(Barnes) plays a really smart game, and that makes it easier,” the elder Thompson said. NBCSports.com

July 13, 2012 Updates

Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson will open his summer-league schedule Thursday, but he’s already been in Las Vegas all week impressing the NBA’s brightest luminaries. Here’s some stuff that didn’t fit into our story in the Thursday print editions: * Minnesota power forward Kevin Love and Thompson grew up together in Portland. They even played on the same all-star baseball team in fifth and sixth grades. ‘To see Klay here is a little surreal, and I’m sure Klay would send the same thing right back at me,” Love said. “I think he’s the type of guy who progressively gotten better throughout his rookie season, and he’s a guy who is going to continue to improve and have more successes. At his size, he’s going to be very effective for years to come.” San Francisco Chronicle

July 11, 2012 Updates

Marcus Thompson: Klay Thompson confirms he will play in summer league, at least the first couple games to "build some camaraderie and chemistry" Twitter

June 27, 2012 Updates

Marcus Thompson: I'm told teams keep asking for Steph Curry or Klay Thompson from GSW. But rookie GM Bob Myers isn't falling for the banana in the tailpipe Twitter

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Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson will be named to the 2012 USA Select team – the squad that will practice against the U.S Olympic team this summer in preparation for the London Olympics. Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father, told 95.7-FM The Game on Friday that his son had been named to the team, although the announcement is not yet official. An NBA source confirmed Thompson had made the team and also indicated that Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins and New York’s Jeremy Lin would also be part of the Select team. CSNBayArea.com

After Monta Ellis was traded to Milwaukee in mid-March, Thompson became the full-time starter. Thompson, who shot .443 percent from the field and .414 percent from 3-point range, already has been penciled in to start in the backcourt next year with Stephen Curry. “I heard, and I don’t think it’s been officially announced yet, but I heard he’s been invited to the Team USA Select team to practice against the Olympic team in Vegas,” Mychal Thompson said. “So, he’s going to have a busy couple of months here, and that’s good for him. “He’s shown a lot of maturity throughout the season and offseason … and doing a good job of keeping himself focused on what he’s got to do.” Mychal Thompson said Klay will be in Oakland every other week for the next two months, and then Klay will head to Las Vegas in early July. Thompson will also be a part of the Warriors’ summer league team, which will also be in Vegas at that time. CSNBayArea.com

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League sources say the Warriors have informed teams that they're only interested in moving Monta Ellis in a trade with Orlando that lands them Dwight Howard. Rival executives are skeptical that Golden State would give up significant assets (such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Ekpe Udoh) without a long-term commitment from Howard, who has indicated that the Bay Area is not on his list of preferred destinations. CBSSports.com

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