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Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson
Position: G
Born: 02/08/90
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $40,600,080
Green then admitted that it’s usually him who takes the high road. Curry and Thompson don’t always clap back, so when they do, Dray knows that he has to take a step back in order to avoid an escalation: “That’s just not how we roll,” Green said. “So I usually do the majority of the talking most the time. It either leads to us having a conversation and discussing what I think and what they think and how we can figure it out. If it’s in a heated battle, a heat-of-the-moment situation and I’m like ‘Klay stop shooting the ball’ and he cuss and yell back, then we just keep it pushing and I run on and he run on. Or if I say something to Steph and he gets mad and snaps back every two blue moons then he says something back and I just run off and go about my day.”
And with all of Klay’s varied interests, Trayce was pretty surprised when his brother pursued professional basketball over football. “I thought he was going to play football,” Trayce says. “He doesn’t talk about a lot anymore, but he was a really good quarterback.” Although Klay’s initial choice to pursue basketball confused his brother, Trayce says he’s not surprised at all at his success with the Golden State Warriors. “I was surprised he quit football as early as he did, but I wasn’t surprised he has done what he’s done,” says Trayce.
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On Thursday, Curry went through stretching exercises and drills with the campers before they split onto two courts. He also played some full court with them (why the kids didn’t always pass the ball to him is a mystery). The three-day camp includes dinner at International Smoke, the restaurant Ayesha Curry founded with Michael Mina; a tour of Chase Center, and a night at Lucky Strike bowling alley. On the final night, campers will take a ferry to Tiburon and go to another Mina restaurant, Bungalow Kitchen. Will Tiburon resident Klay Thompson be included? “He’s probably not here, but I’ll invite him over,” Curry said. “He’s the mayor of Tiburon. “I want to give (the campers) a little taste of my home, my backyard, and let them experience what the Bay has to offer.”
Kerr referred to it as a “foundational six,” roping in Looney, Wiggins and Jordan Poole to the established core of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. “We have probably more continuity than anybody in the league with our core group,” Kerr said. “Add Wiggs and Jordan and the institutional knowledge they’ve gained, and we have a really strong foundation. That’s the most important thing you can have in this league. “We had it going into last year. But the difference was, a year ago, we didn’t know if we were really contenders. That’s why the 18-2 start was so big. It reinforced it. This year, being defending champs, it doesn’t guarantee anything, but you have a confident sense in who you are. We have our main six guys back, the foundational six that we know are going to be on the court for big minutes every night. That allows us to bring our young guys along.”
Just like Looney’s value isn’t lost on Kerr, it couldn’t be more obvious to who should one day be the future of the position Looney plays for the Warriors. “Really just his IQ and his love for the game,” Wiseman said to NBC Sports Bay Area when asked about what he can take and add from Looney’s game. “I’d say his IQ most definitely. Him being able to work the system and be able to get [Steph Curry] shots and get Steph open shots, and [Klay Thompson] as well. And then him working with [Draymond Green] as a counterpart. I just see that and it just makes my eyes wide because it’s like, man, I can be in this system and I can play at the same high level as Kevon Looney is playing. So that just gives me a lot of motivation.”