TAG: Klay Thompson

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 »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Love Talks Reach Impasse Again

Andrew Wiggins

It’s been a peculiar start to Andrew Wiggins’ professional career. As news of LeBron James’ prodigal return to Cleveland caused a ripple effect throughout the league during the height of the free agent frenzy, it also unexpectedly rendered Wiggins’ future with the team that drafted him number one overall increasingly uncertain. Read More »

NBA / Jul 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Klay Thompson Seeks Max Extension

Klay Thompson

If the Golden State Warriors prove forever unwilling to include Klay Thompson in its trade package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, they’ll surely do most everything possible to ensure he’s in the Bay for the long-haul. Undoubtedly using that assumption as leverage in contract discussions as well as the recently exploded market value for young, quality wings, Thompson and agent Bill Duffy are reportedly seeking a max-level extension from the Warriors before 2014-2015. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Warriors Still Won’t Include Thompson In Love Trade

Kevin Love

LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has made them major contenders in the ongoing trade sweepstakes for Kevin Love, but the Golden State Warriors aren’t budging. According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, the Warriors still won’t include Klay Thompson in any potential Love trade despite Cleveland’s emergence as a favorite in the proceedings. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 23, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Reports: ‘Wolves-Warriors Kevin Love Deal Is “Dead”

Kevin Love

And another theoretical trade bites the dust. Well, maybe. Multiple sources are reporting that the proposed deal between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors that would land Kevin Love in the Bay are “dead.” Read More »