HoopsHype Klay Thompson rumors

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

Rusty Simmons: On deadline day to reach an agreement on a contract extension with Klay Thompson, his camp reports no news in talks with the Warriors. Twitter @Rusty_SFChron

Sources say that the Wolves and Rubio have been in advanced negotiations for the last few weeks that are likely to lead to an extension. Thompson and Golden State, meanwhile, have been in serious talks for some time after the Warriors backed out of long-running Love trade talks with Mi?nnesota this offseason in order to keep Thompson. ESPN.com

October 30, 2014 Updates

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