TAG: Klay Thompson

NBA / Oct 31, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Warriors, Klay Thompson Agree On Four-Year, $70 Million Extension

Klay Thompson

Happy Halloween, Klay Thompson! Soon enough you’ll be $70 million richer. The Golden State Warriors reached an agreement with their star sharpshooter on a four-year, max-level contract extension this afternoon. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: Klay Thompson Will Sign Extension With Warriors Before Deadline

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson won’t be frustrated by ongoing contract negotiations much longer. A new report says the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter will sign an extension with the team before Friday’s deadline passes. Read More »

Smack / Oct 25, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Klay Thompson’s Reps “Frustrated” By Lack Of Max Extension Offer

Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson

The ongoing negotiations between the Warriors and Klay Thompson‘s representatives, led by agent Billy Duffy, are entering the final countdown with the deadline for an extension looking next week (Oct. 31). Sources tell Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears, Thompson’s team is “frustrated” they haven’t been offered a maximum deal yet. Read More »

NBA / Oct 22, 2014 / 5:45 pm

NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson

Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way 2-guard in basketball.” So, where does that leave fellow shooting guard and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant? Well behind Harden and Thompson as the league’s third best player at his position, at least according to a survey of NBA general managers. Read More »

Smack / Oct 14, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Andre Iguodala Says Klay Thompson 3-Point Attempts Are Comparable To Layups

Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson

It’s not even debatable anymore: Corner three-pointers and attempts from the restricted area are the most valuable shots in basketball. The Houston Rockets have based an entire offensive identity on this line of thinking to great success, and every defense in the league’s foremost goal is preventing those specific tries. While the NBA has obviously come around to understanding the value of shots from deep, though, most players and teams would surely opt for an uncontested layup as opposed to dishing to an open teammate waiting beyond the arc. But the Golden State Warriors aren’t most teams, and Klay Thompson isn’t most shooters. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.

What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 13, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Klay Thompson Gets Fouled On Made Three-Pointer, Counts To Four

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Klay Thompson (photo. GIF via r/nba adomanski)

Last night’s exhibition game between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers is the blogging gift that keeps on giving. Well, as long as you aren’t a Lakers fan. Before Ronnie Price threw a shoe at Andre Iguodala or Stephen Curry buried a long trey in Kobe Bryant’s face, Klay Thompson was fouled on a made three-pointer and sarcastically counted to four in celebration. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Praises Klay Thompson: “He Has The Whole Package”

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson

Maybe agent Bill Duffy should send Kobe Bryant a care package? Duffy is currently stuck looking for a max deal for his client Klay Thompson, with the two sides $2-3 million apart with three weeks left to sign an extension. Kobe witnessed Klay first-hand during Golden State’s 120-105 preseason win last night at the Staples Center and had nothing but high praise for the young shooting guard after the game. Read More »

Smack / Oct 9, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Warriors & Klay Thompson Remain $2-3 Million Apart On Extension

Klay Thompson

Much was made of Golden State’s unwillingness to include Klay Thompson in a package to Minnesota for Kevin Love this summer. With Love now in Cleveland, Thompson’s agent, Bill Duffy, is trying to get a max contract extension for a client he calls “the best two-way two-guard” in the NBA today. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Bradley Beal On He and John Wall: “We’re Definitely The Best Backcourt”

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal were cut from Team USA this summer, but apparently haven’t let that relative failure diminish their confidence. At media day yesterday, the 21 year-old Beal said he and Washington’s All-Star point guard are “definitely the best backcourt in the league.” Read More »