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    These days, Klay Thompson is just trying to find a balance. A balance between his fierce competitive fire and the minutes restrictions that hold him back. A balance between his outward zen and the frustration he feels when his ego is tested. He’s still finding his footing on the court, too. He’s getting the right lift under his legs when he dances into his textbook shooting form even if those shots are falling short. Thompson had typically been able to keep those battles brewing below water. But he’s talking now. After the Warriors’ 123-110 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday, Thompson addressed his shooting slump, the Devin Booker spat that led to his first career ejection and, unprompted, TNT panelist Charles Barkley’s comment that Thompson is “not the same guy” after his injuries. “No duh, man,” Thompson said of Barkley’s comment. “I tore my ACL and Achilles in consecutive years and still helped a team win a championship. It hurt hearing that because I put so much freakin’ effort getting back to this point. It’s hard to even put...
    The Warriors know their star players are aging. It’s been the talk of the Western Conference since before Klay Thompson made his return to the team last season following two years spent rehabbing leg injuries. It was also the talk of Inside the NBA on Tuesday night after the Warriors’ 134-105 loss to the Suns — aside from the first ejection of Thompson’s career, which stemmed from an argument with Phoenix star Devin Booker. “This team is older. That’s what’s really happening to them,” Charles Barkley said. “… As much as I love Klay, he’s slipping. Same thing with Draymond. They’re not the same. In the Finals, you can see they’re not the same guys they were two or three years ago. So when I watch the Warriors play, I say ‘Oh man, Father Time is knocking on the door of a couple of those guys.'” Steph Curry largely carried the Warriors through the NBA Finals in June at age 34, topping 30 points per game, including 43 in a pivotal Game 4. Draymond Green, 32, picked up his play...
    LAS VEGAS — Though the Warriors’ aging dynastic core was able to deliver yet another title to the Bay Area, Golden State is still looking toward building a sustainable pool of talent for the future. That forward outlook started with the 2019 draft and continues now in Summer League. The Warriors have a growing group of young players under the legal drinking age that are projected to take over the reigns from Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green when the time comes. And Tuesday could be the first time the Warriors’ brass has a chance to see their future foundational trio in action together. After missing Sunday’s game due to dehydration, Moses Moody is expected to join James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga for the Warriors’ contest against the Celtics. “It’s almost a Steph, Klay, Draymond new version with those three guys,” Assistant coach Jama Mahlalela said. “So it’s exciting to see what those three guys will look like.” Before fans get too excited about the bold comparison, Mahlalela noted that the comparison was more so about the trio of...
    When the Warriors bottomed out two years ago, plenty of fans were relishing in the assumed demise of the once-proud franchise. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson kept the receipts. The Warriors wrapped up their fourth title of the Steph Curry era on Thursday night, defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6. Curry finished with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists on 12-of-21 shooting and the celebration begun well before the final buzzer. Going from 15-50 record just two seasons ago to adding another title is a huge swing for Curry and the Warriors and they have plenty of reasons to be celebrating. For now, a lot of that celebration appears to be pointed at media and fans who doubted them along the way.What did Klay Thompson and Steph Curry have to say after winning the NBA Championship?Klay Thompson talked about getting ready to have some fun with the Memphis Grizzlies, who pushed the Warriors to six games in the second round. "I cant wait to retweet that thing." Klay Thompson is a legend ???? pic.twitter.com/cbw3pHvoue — 95.7 The...
    BOSTON – After missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, the Warriors’ championship window appeared to be shutting. But Stephen Curry and his teammates proved Thursday night they had no plans to let it close. The Warriors further cemented the team’s dynasty and built upon Curry’s legacy as one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players as Golden State reclaimed its spot atop of the league, beating the Boston Celtics 103-90 to win their fourth title in eight years. The Warriors have struggled with close-out games this postseason. Not in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The regular cast showed up to impress at TD Garden as if no time had passed. Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 12 and Draymond Green played one of the best playoff games of his career as the Warriors cruised to a victory to notch the franchise’s fifth championship since moving to the Bay Area in 1962 and seventh overall. After the Celtics jumped to an early 12-point lead, the Warriors sucked the life out of TD Garden, scoring 21 unanswered points – with...
    SAN FRANCISCO — With a win in Game 5 on Monday, the Warriors are a win away from their fourth NBA title in six playoff runs. But the Warriors have already made history. Their 107-97 win against the Boston Celtics was Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green’s 20th playoff victory together as a trio. The milestone set an NBA record for most Finals wins by a trio in NBA history over the last 30 years, beating out San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — who have 19 Finals wins four titles together. “Those three are some of the greatest to ever play. I feel like they played my whole life, my whole childhood. To be mentioned in the same company as them, it’s humbling,” Thompson said. “It won’t mean much unless we get another win. That’s awesome, but it would really add to our legacy if we closed this thing out.” This Warriors’ core won their first Finals game in June 2015 against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and won their first Finals appearance in six games....
    BOSTON — The Warriors’ title hopes hinge on their fortitude. Down 2-1 in the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics, Golden State will have to kick its aggression on defense into another gear to generate easier offense. That combination has gotten the Warriors this far, but it’s no simple task against a Celtics team that’s younger and slightly more athletic than its more seasoned opponents. The Warriors will have a hobbled Steph Curry to worry about; he’s nursing a sore left foot after Al Horford landed on it late in Game 3 while pursuing a loose ball. Curry insisted he’s healthy enough to play in Game 4 on Friday night, so cue the sigh of relief from his teammates who could use every bit of the 31 points and 48 percent 3-point shooting average he’s maintained in the first three games of the series. And though Curry has mastered the art of using adrenaline to cover pain, he won’t be at full strength. Can the Warriors even the series at a hostile TD Garden with Curry’s sore foot? Here are...
    I’ll admit it. I thought the Warriors dynasty was finished. I was there the night in Toronto when it turned, when I declared the dynasty kaput, ironically during a Warriors victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The moment is easy to remember. Kevin Durant, the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP, hobbled off the court with a torn Achilles, leaving Drake distraught and Bob Myers in tears. The snowball descent was rapid. Within two months, Klay Thompson tore his ACL, the Warriors lost their title to the Raptors and Durant bolted to the Nets. Within 16 months of that game in Toronto, Steph Curry broke his hand, the Warriors finished with the NBA’s worst record and Thompson tore his Achilles. So it was a great run, I thought, and perhaps there was a Warriors curse at play for leaving their longtime home in Oakland for San Francisco’s posh tech money in 2019. But here we are in 2022 writing about the Warriors and their 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. We’re writing about Steph Curry, at 34 years...
    DENVER — Coach Steve Kerr stressed the importance of bringing an edge to Game 4, knowing the Nuggets, facing elimination, were going to leave everything one the court. But that message must’ve gotten lost in translation. Despite a valiant fourth-quarter effort, sloppy play and shoddy shooting plagued the Warriors, whom the Nuggets beat 126-121 Sunday afternoon in Denver to force a Game 5 in San Francisco. The Warriors still lead the series 3-1, and no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit. But with Denver facing the possibility of getting swept in the playoffs for the second straight postseason, the Nuggets played with total desperation and maintained control for most of the game, but the Warriors played their best basketball in the game’s final minutes, with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson putting on vintage performances. Stephen Curry scored five straight points for the Warriors to give Golden State a 121-119 lead with 1:21 remaining in the game. The Nuggets answered, scoring seven unanswered points. Ottor Porter Jr. had a bad turnover to give the Nuggets the ball with about 30...
    (CNN)The Golden State Warriors offense is purring and it's fun, must-watch TV. The Dubs' trio of stars -- Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole -- combined for 80 points as the Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets, 118-113, in Game 3 on Thursday night. The 'Splash Bros' -- Curry and Thompson -- scored 27 and 26 points respectively with 22-year-old Poole continuing his breakout season as he contributed 27 in Golden State's road win in Denver. Thompson, who also continues his remarkable comeback from a two-year-long injury layoff, praised Poole's development. "I don't remember a better start for a playoff debut for a guard. It's incredible what Jordan's doing," Thompson said after the game. Read More"We need him to go where we want to go, and we need him to keep doing what he's doing." It means that the team now have a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series in the first round of the NBA playoffs and can wrap it up when the teams next play at the Ball Arena in Denver on Sunday. Nikola Jokic fights for a...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors needed just four minutes to win. All it took was a lineup they’d never used. Of course, that lineup featured Golden State’s Big 3 — Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. A group that reunited on the playoff stage for the first time in 1,038 days after playing just 11 minutes together in the regular season. Within a dominant Game 1 win against the Denver Nuggets, the veteran trio that sharpened their playoff teeth playing in the 2015 Warriors’ “death lineup” might’ve found themselves a new lethal closing crew. This lineup is nameless still, but potentially deadly: Curry, Thompson, Green, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins. Toying with a close game near the end of the first half, down three with just over four minutes left, coach Steve Kerr deployed the small-ball group. They ended the half with an 11-point lead they rolled into a 123-107 rout of Denver on Saturday night. “It’s a good lineup,” Kerr said. “It’s kind of what we’ve always done here, depending on personnel.” Kerr has often flirted with this...
    March 14 marked the first time Golden State Warriors golden trio Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Steph Curry have played together in 3 years. It’s been a long time since Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry have hit the hardwood together, but exactly how long has it been? 1005 days, to be precise. The Golden State trio celebrated Steph Curry’s 34th birthday in winning style with a commanding 126-112 win at home. What made the birthday celebration sweeter was that his teammates were both able to join him for the first time in almost 3 years.  After the three celebrated together, the announcers shared a forewarning to the league now that the band is back together: “This trio ain’t done, that’s the one thing the NBA needs to know.”Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson reunited after 3 yearsThe last time Golden State’s Big 3 played together was during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals versus the Toronto Raptors. Thompson suffered an ACL tear and the Warriors surrendered to the Raptors. It marked the beginning of a three-year injury...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors debuted a starting lineup featuring Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole for the first time this season, and it helped power the Warriors to a strong 122-109 win over the defending champions. Head coach Steve Kerr’s bet that Milwaukee would send Jrue Holiday and double-team to mug Curry came to fruition, and Poole and Thompson lit up the scoreboard to ignite arguably the Warriors most satisfying win to date. “Just getting Jordan out there as a secondary playmaker we’d have some openings,” Kerr said. “And it worked out because Jordan played a great game.” Poole’s 30-point night built on a stretch in which he’s shooting 61% from the field and 59% from three in six games leading up to Saturday’s win. His confidence riding high, the 22-year-old found crafty paths to the rim but made his mark from three, hitting five from beyond the arc. One drawback of this rotation is Poole’s spotty defense, but he more than held his own against Holiday. Kerr is looking for Poole’s consistency on the defensive end. “I’ve...
    PORTLAND — With Klay Thompson still under a minutes restriction and not enough offensive production when Steph Curry leaves the floor, the Warriors are intent on keeping at least one Splash Brother on the floor at all times, even if it means splitting them up. In a blowout win Thursday at Portland, Curry assisted on Thompson’s first two buckets of the night — en route to a double-double by halftime — but then they split up until the start of the third quarter, when Curry set up two more Thompson buckets. Normally they would close together, too, but in a 37-point rout, neither logged a minute in the fourth quarter. The new rotation is an intentional effort to keep at least one of Curry and Thompson, whose minutes restriction has not increased since he was cleared to play 30 minutes on Feb. 7, on the floor at all times. “It’s more so just trying to budget Klay’s 30 minutes in the right fashion, keep him productive, keep him fresh, try to build a rhythm,” Curry said after...
    SAN FRANCISCO—  The Splash Brothers are looking like themselves again. Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Klay Thompson had 23 to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 124-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night at Chase Center. Curry hit 10 of 20 shots including 6 of 10 from the three-point arc, where he’d been struggling. Thompson made 9 of 16 shots including 5 of 9 from three. The Warriors made 21 of 36 shots from deep (58.3 percent). The Warriors (36-13) have won five of six games on a homestand that closes Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets. The Timberwolves fell to 24-24 on the season despite 31 points and 13 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns. Related Articles Warriors’ Curry, Wiggins named starters for NBA All-Star Game Draymond Green signs innovative deal to join Barkley on TNT postgame show Jannelle Moore on the Warriors: Handling of Klay’s knee worth watching Jannelle Moore on the Warriors: Klay feels good, team feels good Klay Thompson returns, Warriors...
    (CNN)After 941 days away from the game, it took Klay Thompson just 40 seconds to exorcise the demons of a torrid, injury-ridden absence.The five-time All-Star shooting guard -- back on court for the first time since tearing his ACL in Game Six of the NBA Finals in 2019 -- made up for lost time by scoring the Golden State Warriors' first two points of the game in their victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Thompson rattled off 17 points in just 20 minutes to set the Warriors on course for a 96-82 win, snapping a two-game losing skid and lifting the team to a 30-9 season record -- joint top of the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns. Thompson received a hero's welcome from a rapturous home crowd in San Francisco, lifting the roof off the Chase Center with a driving lay-up inside the first minute. Thompson shoots a three during the game."It was a very special moment that I'll never forget," Thompson told reporters.Read More"I will never forget the reception that Warriors fans gave us, especially myself. Gosh,...
    The definitive Pearl Jam playlist The 4 Biggest Retirement Saving Roadblocks Anytime the Warriors are on national TV, it feels as though there's a conversation about the best backcourts in NBA history. There's a good reason for that: Golden State is home to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, one of the league's most dynamic duos who have spent the last decade shattering records and competing for championships. There's no doubt that Curry and Thompson form one of the best backcourts we've ever seen, but are they the best? NBA League Pass: Sign up to unlock live out-of-market games (7-day free trial) To answer that question, five members of our Sporting News staff — Gilbert McGregor, Micah Adams, Carlan Gay, Jordan Greer and myself — ranked who they believe are the 10 best backcourts in NBA history. We then used a point system — 10 points for a first-place finish, 9 points for a second-place finish, 8 points for a third-place finish, and so on — to come up with the following list. Don't like our list? Let us know! The 10 best backcourts in...
    Gayle King Teases Adeles Concert Special and Intimate Interview With Oprah Winfrey (Exclusive) Asian markets slip despite signs of optimism on global economy The 3-point shot, led primarily by the duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, has grown in frequency over the past decade in the NBA.  Just looking at the average 3-pointers attempted paints a very clear picture. Early in the 2021-22 season, the NBA's 75th year, the average 3-point shots attempted are 36.1, just shy of being double the average of 18.4 from the 2011-12 season.  The same can be seen in the number of single-game 3-point records broken over the past few years, both in the regular season and the playoffs.  Single-game Regular season record For over a decade, Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant jointly held the record for most 3-pointers in a single regular-season game. In 2016, during his unanimous MVP season, Stephen Curry tied that tally.  In the five years since, three players have knocked down more than 12 3-pointers in a single-game. First, Curry broke his own record that same year before his teammate Klay...
    The Warriors announced both Klay Thompson and James Wiseman are making “good progress” while rehabbing from injuries, but indicated Monday neither will be playing in games any time soon. Thompson, who has missed the past two seasons with a torn ACL and then a torn Achilles tendon, will participate in controlled drills when training camp begins next week. There is hope Thompson can join team practices at some point during training camp, but it appears his reported target date of Christmas Day for his first game since 2019 has not changed. Meanwhile, Wiseman’s recovery from April 15 surgery to repair damage to his right meniscus won’t allow him to play in any of Golden State’s six preseason games. The team said the 20-year-old will only participate in individual shooting and other on-court activities during training camp. Related Articles Santa Cruz Warriors name new GM, head coach Photos: Steph, Ayesha Curry unveil renovated Eat. Learn. Play. bus Warriors’ Steph Curry joins Tom Brady in deal with cryptocurrency firm, including charity support ...
    A busy offseason for the Warriors appears to be nearing its end and it is being met with a mixed reaction. Following the hype of potentially trading for a star such as Damian Lillard or Bradley Beal, there could be some disappointment considering the team is trying to vault back into title contention. Instead, the Warriors kept their two first-round picks and selected young players in Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. In free agency, they added experienced contributors in Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica, and also brought back Andre Iguodala. All should be helpful, but none is a proven game-changer. Still, the Warriors got better. They didn’t miss the playoffs last year because of a lack of star power, they missed it because of a lack of depth. They addressed that while also drafting two players with the potential to help Golden State remain competitive for years. Each of the additions fits an area of need and will help round out coach Steve Kerr’s nightly rotation. Kuminga is 6-foot-8 with a strong frame that will...
    Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images The Golden State Warriors are looking to return to title contention next season. With the right moves, they could surround Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson with the right pieces to make this happen. Given their circumstances and low expectations heading into the 2020-21 season, you could chalk up the Warriors‘ season as a success. Golden State finished with a 39-33 record and was eliminated in within the final minute of both their play-in tournament games. No player or coach within the organization will be truly satisfied with the results, but there is a lot to build on heading into next season. Their top two players Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be looking to get back into title contention so there will be a few moves needed to make that happen. After playing just five games in 2019-20, Curry proved he’s still among the elite in the NBA this past season, averaging a league-leading 32 points per game. No one should doubt Thompson’s abilities either as he aims for a return in the 2021-22 season...
    There’s been a lot of squabbling among fans and pundits about how the Warriors should approach this offseason, and Golden State finishing the season 15-5 before bowing out in the play-in tournament didn’t do much to make things less confusing. Monday’s exit interviews with general manager Bob Myers and head coach Steve Kerr may have provided some answers. During their annual postseason press conference, both reiterated a commitment to James Wiseman’s future while also acknowledging the need for internal growth and to sign experienced free agents in order to give Stephen Curry the support he needs. “When you’re lucky enough to fall into a player like that in my position, I think you owe it to them to try to win,” Myers said. “We don’t want to be sitting here watching the playoffs.” For what it’s worth, Myers added he is “pretty confident” the Warriors will sign the 33-year-old Curry to an extension this offseason, with one year left on his current deal. Here are the four biggest takeaways from their media sessions. 1. Golden...
    Stephen Curry. Jeff Chiu/AP Images Stephen Curry has made 10 or more threes in back-to-back games for the second time in his career. On Wednesday, Curry said he was aiming to break Klay Thompson's record of 14 threes in a game. Curry once set the record with 13 in a game, but Thompson broke it two years later. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Stephen Curry is raining fire on opponents and plans to take it up a notch. On Wednesday, Curry hit 11-of-16 three-pointers en route to scoring 42 points in just 29 minutes. The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 147-109. It was the second straight game Curry has hit over 10 three-pointers. It is also the second time he has hit 10 or more three-pointers in back-to-back games. Curry's 29 threes over his last three games are the most he's ever made in a three-game span. In April, Curry is averaging 39.9 points per game on 50% three-point shooting. After the win over the Thunder, Curry was asked if he has thought...
    Kevin Durant has high praise for his Brooklyn Nets teammate Joe Harris. It’s about as high a praise as it gets, actually. It’s important to show faith in your teammates. Sometimes that can be a pep talk, a strong pat on the shoulder, or starting a church in their honor. Other times, in the case of Kevin Durant, that can mean comparing your teammate to the two best shooters of all time. What the Brooklyn Nets star had to say was this: Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) spoke on Twitter Spaces with @bansky. Nic Claxton’s ceiling: “The sky is the limit. He could be how good as he wants to be.” “Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are the best shooters I’ve played with. Joe Harris is definitely right up there, getting there.” — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) April 9, 2021 This comment, depending on the observer, probably falls somewhere between “nice” and “a little much, maybe. Perhaps.” Rarely do comparisons this lofty ever quite meet their mark over time. They almost beg for “well actuallies.” But once again, it’s what a teammate...
    Amid the rise in anti-Asian hate incidents, I reached out to the boy who bullied me 20 years ago Club for Growth targets Trump critics Cheney, Anthony Gonzalez The Golden State Warriors are attempting to do the impossible: extend their current championship window while preparing for their next one. On the rare occasion when it happens, it is usually fortuitous. Kawhi Leonard falling to No. 15 in 2011 is as much luck as it is preparation. Usually, winning any championship, immediate or distant, requires commitment. Trade your assets for immediate star power like Brooklyn did or hoard those picks until they create the sort of contender by default that currently resides in Philadelphia. There typically isn't a middle ground.  © Provided by CBS Sports The Warriors are trying to find one. They want to compete when Klay Thompson returns next season without sacrificing the medium-to-long-term window they assume James Wiseman and the first-round pick they received from Minnesota will open. Despite Bob Myers' assertion that they'll be "aggressive," this should portend a quiet deadline for Golden State. Without top-tier...
    Both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors came off of wins before entering this matchup. While the Warriors had a big win against the top team of the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz, the Lakers had an easy win against the Indiana Pacers. The Dubs proved that they can come out victorious even against elite teams, thanks to Steph Curry. This was probably the biggest hint for the Lakers to feel threatened. However, by the third quarter, the Lakers have a 20 point lead and are making the Warriors rethink who they’re actually up against. Even though it seems like the purple and gold will be the one adding the W to their tally, Steph Curry just created franchise history. Steph Curry becomes All-time Assists leader for the Dubs Steph Curry is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest shooters the NBA has ever seen. But he has many other talents up his sleeves and one of them is being an incredible passer. In fact, he has also surpassed his franchise’s record in assists with the second pass he...
    Buddy Hield is having a solid season with the Sacramento Kings. Hield was one of the more underrated prospects from the 2017 NBA draft. However, after a few seasons in the league, it appears that Hield is coming into his own as a player. He is often making big shots for the Kings despite their poor record. And now, Buddy Hield has etched his name in the history books. Buddy Hield makes history with three-point shot During the Kings‘ game against the Charlotte Hornets, Buddy Hield scored the 1000th three-pointer of his career. He achieved this feat in just 350 games. This means that he surpasses Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, and Klay Thompson to become the fastest player to score 1000 three-pointers in the NBA. It is an impressive accomplishment for Hield to beat the players listed above. Hield’s three-point shot is one of the best in the league, and his prowess from beyond the arc is not spoken about in such high regard as compared to others. But Hield continues to show that he could be one of the...
    Admittedly-biased Mychal Thompson called Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson the greatest backcourt in NBA history. Former Los Angeles Lakers center Mychal Thompson’s greatest accomplishment may have been two NBA titles, but fathering Klay Thompson isn’t far behind. When he finally gets back, the elder Thompson is convinced the two will remind everyone of their magical partnership. “They’ll come back and take off right where they left off when Klay comes back next year,” Thompson said. It’s a waiting game until then. Next: Draymond Trolls Tatum In New Ad
    Klay Thompson is arguably one of the best shooters of this generation. The 31-year-old was a key player in the Warriors’ three championships, bailing them out with his crucial three-pointers. But for nearly two years, the electrifying shooter hasn’t played a single game due to injuries. In 2019, Thompson suffered from a terrible ACL tear in the finals and was sidelined for a year. He was expected to be fully healthy for the 2020-21 season. But bad luck struck again as he suffered from an Achilles injury a month before the start of the season. The 31-year-old is now due to make his comeback for the next season. January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) and guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrate against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Despite Klay enduring two horrible injuries, his father, Mychal Thompson, believes that the 31-year-old can play till he is 40. In an interview with NBC’s Kerith Burke, Thompson said, “I said, if you really want...
    For three years, the Warriors were the greatest team in basketball’s modern era; an absurd assemblage of talent, led by Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and the incomparable Kevin Durant. By now, we know why Durant left the Dubs. Or, at least we’ve come to terms with his exit to Brooklyn. But with his return to the Bay Area and his first visit to the house that he helped build (remember that insane ground-breaking ceremony — was that the moment he wanted out?), it’s fair to wonder what Durant left behind when he went east after the 2019 season. Related Articles Steph Curry on Kevin Durant’s Nets: ‘They’re unbelievable’ Juan Toscano-Anderson, Steph Curry call out Bleacher Report, ESPN on Twitter Kurtenbach: Steph Curry is the best basketball player on the planet right now Steph Curry’s scorching February and more takeaways from the Warriors’ win over the Magic Warriors avoid disastrous loss in 111-105 win over Magic Durant left to start something new. The Nets are...
    Getty The NBA is surging with young talented players. The Boston Celtics are one of those teams thriving with some of these young talented players led by duo Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The Warriors suffered a tough loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. All-Star Steph Curry had nothing but high remarks for the Celtics talented duo Tatum and Brown — where he recognizes that the duo reminds him of himself and teammate Klay Thompson.Splash Bros In Boston Getty Curry and Thompson, who have been notably deemed the “Splash Bros,” are aware that there might be a new duo in town. Curry, who has been known to have success behind the three alongside Thompson, and the All-Star shared some advice for Boston’s star duo. “You have two talented guys who have to learn how to play off each other,” Curry said in an interview with reporters. “One guy has got it and the other guy has to learn to stay engaged and vice-versa and both elevate yourself in the same process. Understanding how they can...
    Steph Curry is showing this season that he is still one of the best in the NBA. Despite losing Klay Thompson prior to the NBA season, Steph is showing that he can still get going when he wants. Curry is currently one of the front-runners in the MVP race. Curry revealed that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown remind him most of himself and Klay Thompson, the ‘Splash Brothers’. Curry likes the duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum Steph Curry spoke to the press ahead of the Warriors’ game against the Celtics. When asked about the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Curry had high praise for them. He noted how their experience playing together and building chemistry was very similar to himself, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. He said: “For sure. You have two talented guys that have to figure out how to play off of each other. One guy has got it, the other guy has to stay engaged, and vice versa. You both elevate yourselves in that same process so. They both got thrown into the...
    Duncan Robinson has been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA over the last few years. In his rookie season with the Miami Heat, he showed that he was an excellent three-point shooter. He was one of the major players for the Miami Heat as they made their run to the NBA Finals last season. Duncan Robinson is in an elite class now Duncan Robinson made history in the NBA in the game against the Detroit Pistons. He has now scored more three-pointers in his first 100 games than any other player in NBA history with 326. He has surpassed some legendary figures such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Ray Allen, and even upcoming superstar Luka Doncic with his feat. In his short time with the Miami Heat, Robinson has established himself as one of the best shooters in the league. Last season, Robinson was a pivotal figure for the Miami Heat. He and Herro became one of the best shooting backcourts in the league last year, with both players scoring a high percentage from the three-point line. This...
    Steph Curry just made history against the Portland Trailblazers. The former two-time MVP set a new career-high as he scored 62 points in the Warriors‘ win over the Trailblazers. This tops his previous high of 54 points against the New York Knicks in 2013. With his magnificent game, Curry showed that he is still an elite player in the NBA. NBA World reacts to CurryMania Many players and analysts took to Twitter after the Warriors’ win to share their reactions to Steph’s insane game. Curry hit 8 three-pointers at a 50% conversion rate and made 18 of his 31 field goals. Former players like Pau Gasol, Kendrick Perkins, and Bill Simmons showered appreciation for one of the best players in the history of the NBA. Steph came into the game with a mission to get one over Portland after the Trailblazers defeated the Warriors on Friday night. He now matches his close friend and backcourt partner Klay Thompson in the 60-point club. This performance was a reminder to everyone in the NBA world that Steph Curry is not to be...
    Despite losing Klay Thompson to a season-ending injury, the Golden State Warriors still refused to engage in a blockbuster deal in the 2020 offseason, believing that they still have what it takes to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. However, their performance in the first two games of the 2020-21 NBA season showed that they are in dire need of another legitimate superstar alongside Stephen Curry in order to have a realistic chance of fully dominating the loaded Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title. One of the superstars that they could target before the 2021 trade deadline is All-Star shooting guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets. In a recent article, Nathan Beighle of Fansided’s Blue Man Hoop suggested three blockbuster trade ideas that would enable the Warriors to land Harden. The most intriguing scenario is the one that involved the injured Thompson. In the proposed deal, Golden State would be sending a package that includes Thompson, James Wiseman, and a 2023 first-round pick in exchange for Harden. Trading for Harden would undeniably be a huge gamble for...
    Before Klay Thompson suffered another major injury, the Golden State Warriors were emerging as one of the heavy favorites to fully dominate the loaded Western Conference and win the NBA championship title in the 2020-21 NBA season. Unfortunately, things dramatically changed when the other half of the Splash Brothers had a torn right Achilles last month. With Thompson set to be on the sideline for a long period of time, some people have doubts if Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will be enough to help the Warriors reclaim their throne and revive their dynasty next year. In a recent interview with Tim Bontemps of ESPN, an unnamed Eastern Conference executive predicted the fate of the Warriors in the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season. According to the league executive, Golden State would not only fail to return to title contention next year, but they may also miss the postseason for the second consecutive season. “I think they have almost no shot at the playoffs,” the Eastern Conference executive said. “Unless Draymond has a renaissance, Steph might be everything that he’s ever been...
    With the Warriors’ roster likely settled going into training camp, having traded for Kelly Oubre Jr. and adding perimeter players Kent Bazemore and Brad Wanamaker in free agency, here are five takeaways from their offseason. Steve Kerr will have them play fast again Gone are the days when the Warriors could jog into the halfcourt, run some zips, splits and flips and pass the ball to Kevin Durant with 8 seconds on the shot clock. Without Durant, or high-level passers Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, the Warriors will need to score more in the open floor. Last season, their first without that trio, they failed to do so. Only 14% of their possessions came in transition (22nd in the NBA), where Kerr’s teams usually hover near the top of the league around 18%. Oubre, who comes over via the trade exception after a standout season in Phoenix, thrives in transition. He ranked 15th in the league last season with 282 transition points, and averaged 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Like Andrew Wiggins, Oubre can grab...
    Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images) The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. On Tuesday, footage crept out of what looked to be a fairly epic 1-on-1 game during Celtics’ practice, between Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The video implies a friendly but intensely competitive matchup with both players leaning into both halves of their two-way toolbox. Tatum has a slight edge in height and length on Brown and several of his makes were fall-aways or step-backs that started from elbow post-ups. Brown, on the other hand, seemed determined to leverage any advantage in strength he could muster and repeatedly drove right into the paint. Tatum is an All-Star and borderline All-NBA player and Brown is at least a tier below that in terms of current production, but the familiarity, friendship and similarities in their games make this a fascinating battle. Which, of course, got me thinking about other teammates I’d like to see square off in...
    Curry and Thompson are two of the best players in the NBA | Elsa / . The Golden State Warriors have enjoyed years of unprecedented success, thanks in large part to the game of their two stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as the best shooting duo in the history of the league. An offensive repertoire that makes the team practically unstoppable and that keeps them at the top of their game. Kobe Brynat, who played against them, once recognized that fierce style on the floor, something that characterized “Black Mamba” in its golden years. Bryant once called them “killers” in recognition of their attitude on the court. “I love watching Golden State play. Klay and Steph are killers, very cold. They don’t care if they make a winning shot or miss it. They are there to do their job and they have a strong killer instinct.” What the 5-title legend said with the Los Angeles Lakers was in an interview with ESPN in the summer of 2016, when the Warriors showed an almost unbeatable level. Klay Thompson Shares Pictures...
    Kobe Bryant never stopped trying to improve his game. He always wanted to be the best he could be. That is how he describes Mamba Mentality to be. During his tour to Philipinnes in 2016, Bryant said, “To sum up what Mamba Mentality is, it means to be able to constantly try to be the best version of yourself. That is what the Mentality is,” he added. “It’s a constant quest to try to better today than you were yesterday.” During an interview in 2016, ESPN’s Cari Champion asked Kobe, “Who do you think has the Kobe instinct?” Kobe replied, “There’s several of them, I think, out there right now that approach the game extremely, extremely seriously. Klay and Steph seem very calm and nice guys, those guys are stone-cold killers.”  High praise for Splash Brothers from Kobe Bryant “They don’t care about what you think of them. They don’t care about if they make a game-winning shot or if they miss it. They’re out there to do their job and they have a very strong sense of the killer...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were among several members of the organization that marched in Wednesday afternoon's Walking in Unity protest event in Oakland.The Warriors tweeted video of the NBA stars walking and showing support amid nationwide unrest over the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis."Say his name," a chant began as Curry and hundreds of others marched. "George Floyd!"Warriors' Juan Toscano-Anderson organized the rally that went around Lake Merritt, the same area in which the organization held its championship parade and rallies in years past.They're just a few of the public figures to join protests across the country over the death of Floyd.Actor Jamie Foxx also appeared at an event at San Francisco City Hall on Monday.All four officers involved in Floyd's death are facing charges as of Wednesday.ESPN contributed to this report. "Say his name."@StephenCurry30 and @ayeshacurry join @juanonjuan10 at his Walking in Unity event in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/bT8eZhrjpt— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 3, 2020"Say her name."@juanonjuan10 leads his Walking in Unity event in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/7l0EjSwOt5— Golden State Warriors...
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