Golden State Warriors Rumors
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson: “This was his first practice coming off an ACL injury. I didn’t expect him to be in top form and he was not. But he moved well and it was a great first step. Klay got a lot of good work in and was able to gauge where he is right now.”
Anthony Slater: Warriors didn’t scrimmage today. They haven’t gone 5-on-5 yet. Will soon. Steve Kerr said it hasn’t yet been decided if Klay Thompson will take full part in it: “Kind of depends on how he reacts to today.”
Not a fan of negative feedback, LaVar has seized any opportunity to shoot back, questioning Kerr’s credentials and lobbying for the Warriors to not draft LaMelo. This is the third in a series of stories looking at players the Warriors might select with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. League sources told The Chronicle that LaVar will likely get his wish. With less than two months until the draft, the Warriors are believed to be higher on Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton — and perhaps, even French point guard Killian Hayes — than they are on Ball. There are far better odds of Golden State trading back in the draft to a team that covets Ball than of it drafting him for itself.
“I’d be shocked if the Warriors took LaMelo,” said a Western Conference scout, who spoke under the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk about the draft publicly. “It just doesn’t really make sense on multiple levels. What makes LaMelo great is his court vision and passing, but he’d have a tough time maximizing those in the Bay Area.”
Jackson: “I hope he leaves too. Go to Golden State.” Iverson: “That’s where I want him to go — Golden State! Barnes: “It would be ugly.” Iverson: “Yes. Yes. I would love him to go there. That’s where I want him to go. I want him to go to Golden State man.”