TAG: Klay Thompson

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 11:11 am

Klay Thompson’s Agent Says He’s The “Best Two-Way, Two-Guard In Basketball”

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson

While some have criticized the Golden State Warriors for failing to offer up young shooting guard Klay Thompson in order to snag Kevin Love in a trade this summer, others believe it was in the best interests of their team moving forward. Now Thompson’s agent, Bill Duffy — getting a head start on a max extension he’s seeking for Klay before the Oct. 31 deadline — has declared Klay the “best two-way, two-guard in basketball.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

NBA, Olympics / Sep 13, 2014 / 8:29 pm

A Few Stray Thoughts on Team USA’s Rout of Lithuania in FIBA World Cup Semis

DeMarcus Cousins

After France’s upset win over tournament favorite Spain Thursday, Team USA’s path to FIBA World Cup gold has never looked brighter. But as Spain’s stunning loss reminds us, there’s a reason these games are decided on the court. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Klay Thompson To Anthony Davis For One-Handed Alley-Oop

Anthony Davis

USA Basketball romped Finland in their opening game on Saturday, but yesterday’s follow-up against Turkey did not go as planned. The USA was down by five at halftime, and needed Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried to step up before they were able to pull away. One bucket by Davis, who scored all of his 19 points in the second half, was a one-handed alley-oop you have to see again. Read More »

Smack / Aug 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Klay Thompson “Pissed” He Was Mulled Over For Possible Love Trade

Klay Thompson, Kevin Love

Lost in the offseason shuffle to acquire Kevin Love, was the very real possibility Golden State would trade their young shooting guard Klay Thompson, along with Harrison Barnes and former all-star David Lee, to acquire Minnesota’s ubiquitous trade bait. The fact the Dubs even debated sending Klay to Minnesota has him allegedly “pissed,” sources tell Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Auditions To Be Team USA’s Third Splash Brother

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (photo. NBA Instagram)

USA Basketball members and Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson comprise the NBA’s most proficient shooting backcourt. After the sharp-shooters set a record for combined three-pointers made by a tandem in 2012-2013 and led Golden State to a surprising playoff appearance, they earned the moniker “Splash Brothers.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Stephen Curry On Scalabrine’s Comments & Paul George’s Injury

Stephen Curry

It was hard for us not to ask Stephen Curry to pose back-to-back and see if maybe we had a fraction of an inch on him. We’re 6-3, but Steph seemed slightly shorter, even though his ropey arms, made taut with coiled muscles, made our reluctance to work out more obvious as our morning with him wore on. Perhaps that’s also why he was so easy to talk with, even after he’d gone through the paces a few times before chatting with Dime during a DEGREE Men event earlier this week. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Brian Scalabrine Says Mark Jackson Didn’t Challenge His Players Enough

Brian Scalabrine, Andre Iguodala

Last season, Michael Jordan clone Brian Scalabrine famously spent the second half of the season coaching Golden State’s D-League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, after being demoted from a lead assistant by then-coach Mark Jackson. Last week, Scals went on Doug Gottlieb‘s radio show for CBS Sports and talked about his difference of opinion when it came to the coaching philosophy of Jackson, who was terminated after leading the Dubs to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons including a No. 6 seed last year. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Jul 31, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Kyle Korver And Klay Thompson’s Beautiful Three-Point Contest

Kyle Korver, Klay Thompson

Korver, Thompson (photo. Rich Twu YouTube)

There surely isn’t room on Team USA’s 12-man FIBA World Cup roster for both Kyle Korver and Klay Thompson. The spot for which they’re vying on the National Team is that of designated sharpshooter, and there’s only one up for grabs. To help managing director Jerry Colangelo, coach Mike Krzyzewski, and legions of basketball fans across the country make the unenviable choice between them, Korver and Thompson got right to the point at a recent practice, going around the world in a two-man three-point shooting contest. Read More »