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February 12, 2015 Updates

Kerr is one of the two gentlemen in the Warriors organization who deserves credit for where Thompson's career is heading. For much of July, remember, Thompson was within a hair's breadth of being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a package for Kevin Love (David Lee would have been sent to Minnesota, too, with Love and Kevin Martin coming back to the Warriors). The other is team consultant Jerry West, who was staunchly against a trade involving Thompson from the beginning. That's not to say the deal was an abstract possibility. In both organizations, it was almost a given that a Love-Thompson swap would happen. Warriors ownership really wanted Love, and talking team brass out of making the trade was not easy. As one source privy to the conversations said, "It was not just close, it was a done deal. I thought (Thompson) was gone. It wasn't the 11th hour. It was like 11:58." Kerr and West ultimately were able to pull management back from the brink of the deal. As Kerr puts it, "I would not have taken this job if Klay were not here. I wanted a chance to coach him." Sporting News

After a long pause, Thompson told Duffy, "No, I made a commitment, I'm going to stay." And that was it. Thompson was staying with Team USA. "That's how Klay is," Duffy said. "He is a quiet guy, but he is smart. You present him with the facts and he thinks about it for five or 10 minutes, he absorbs it and makes a decision. And then it's just, 'OK, let's roll with this.' " Sporting News

February 11, 2015 Updates
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James Harden has another event for All-Star weekend. Harden and fellow All-Stars Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are among the players to compete in the NBA’s first fashion show. Produced by LeBron James’ Springhill Production Company, the one-hour “NBA All-Star All-Style” will be taped Friday night inside New York’s Hammerstein Theater and air Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on TNT. Houston Chronicle

February 8, 2015 Updates

For the Warriors, positions mean so little on defense because they've built a roster comprised of guys the same size. The players and coaches call it "versatility," a common set of qualities that allows the team to constantly switch on and off the ball. With Iguodala, Livingston, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Justin Holiday, Golden State has a half-dozen long, defensively talented players who stand between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-8. That height range is perfect for navigating between marking little guys and grappling with big men. For example, Green typically guards power forwards, but he can stop Chris Paul in a pinch. ESPN.com

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January 31, 2015 Updates

The remarks were probably "ill advised," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Still, the coach appreciated his player's passion. "I like that Enes is being emotional and aggressive and playing that way," the coach said. "I think it was said in that kind of spirit of exuberance. But I think we all know the reality is [Golden State] is a terrific team, and what Klay Thompson did the other night was remarkable, and Andrew Bogut may be the best center in the league — to set the record straight." Salt Lake Tribune

January 29, 2015 Updates

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