Klay Thompson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kobe Bryant played key role in Klay Thompson’s development

    KNBR "Mychal Thompson knows a thing or two about how important mentoring can be. Thompson, who played the last four years of his 14-year career with the Lakers, backing up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, frequently credits the NBA’s all-time leading scorer for instilling a championship attitude in him. So when..." January 16

  • The NBA’s self-proclaimed top shooting guard is just fine being overlooked

    Washington Post "When people think about the face of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors the easy answer is Stephen Curry, America’s favorite sharpshooter and who launched himself into the most elite levels of sports superstardom in this country with his remarkable 2015. The next most-likely choice is Draymond..." January 06

  • James Harden on Klay Thompson calling himself NBA’s best SG: ‘We really know what’s going on’

    Houston Chronicle "When asked this month to name the best shooting guard in the NBA, the Warriors Klay Thompson seemed to consider the options before choosing the guard with the best record. “I’m going to go with myself,” Thompson told the Bay Area News Group. “We’re 26-1.” An All-NBA third-team choice last..." December 31

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Best part of Harden today regarding Thompson saying he's best SG: "But we really know what's going on." Harden leads SG in Real Plus Minus.

  • Klay Thompson makes a good case for himself as best NBA shooting guard

    Oakland Tribune "Asked to name the best player at each position in the NBA, Klay Thompson picked Warriors teammate Stephen Curry as the point guard and then paused. "I'm going to go with myself," Thompson said of his pick for the top shooting guard, throwing up his hands. "We're 26-1." He noted that the..." December 21

  • Klay Thompson tabs himself as league's best shooting guard

    Oakland Tribune "Asked to name the best player at each position in the NBA, Klay Thompson picked Warriors teammate Stephen Curry as the point guard and then paused. "I'm going to go with myself," Thompson said of his pick for the top shooting guard, throwing up his hands. "We're 26-1." He noted that the..." December 20

  • Klay Thompson's New Year's resolution: 'Dunk on more people'

    The Score "One might be shocked to discover that Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has dunked only 62 times in a pro career that is currently in its fifth year. After all, the Washington State alumnus is 6-foot-7 - no pipsqueak by NBA standards. Regardless, the 25-year-old sharpshooter..." December 20

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Klay Thompson listed as questionable tonight.

  • Warriors guard Klay Thompson out at Celtics with sprained ankle

    ESPN "The Warriors will not play shooting guard Klay Thompson in Friday's game against the Boston Celtics because of an ankle sprain he suffered in the final minute of Tuesday's victory over the Pacers. Thompson leapt for a rebound and fell in the vicinity of his teammate, Shaun Livingston. His ankle..." December 11

  • X-rays negative on Klay's ankle, will 'be back in no time'

    CSN Bay Area "The sight of Klay Thompson limping off the court Tuesday night was a double blow to the Warriors, who can only hope his sprained right ankle isn’t serious enough to keep him out for an extended period. After scoring a season-high 39 points, Thompson landed on top of Shaun Livingston’s foot with..." December 09

  • Klay Thompson suffers apparent ankle injury in Warriors' win over Pacers

    SB Nation "Klay Thompson injured his right ankle with less than a minute to play in the Golden State Warriors' win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. The Warriors led by as many as 32 and Thompson sat out the majority of the fourth quarter. But the Pacers chipped away at the lead, and the starters..." December 09

  • Klay Thompson goes on date with Tiffany Suarez

    Larry Brown Sports "Klay Thompson seems to be doing quite well since his breakup with Hannah Stocking. The Golden State Warriors star apparently went on a date with Fordham basketball player (and internet darling) Tiffany Suarez after his team beat the Brooklyn Nets in New York Sunday 114-98. “Thank you for an..." December 07

  • Klay Thompson's Dad: 'Showtime Lakers would beat new time Warriors'

    The Score "Mychal Thompson wasn't shy when asked about his Showtime Lakers' chances against son Klay's Golden State Warriors. "I think in a seven-game series, Showtime vs. New Time, I'm going with Showtime," the senior Thompson said on ESPNLA 710, according to Diamond Leung of Bay Area News..." November 25

  • Klay Thompson celebrated first pay check of new contract with Chick-fil-A

    Larry Brown Sports "Last year, the Warriors and Klay Thompson agreed to a four-year extension worth $70 million to keep the sharp-shooting back court of he and Stephen Curry together through the 2016-2017 season. The extension kicked in this season, meaning Thompson is making quite a bit more now and that calls for a..." November 24

  • Klay Thompson's father believes the Lakers will play spoiler to the Warriors

    Sporting News "The Warriors are rolling and nobody can stop them. Except for the Lakers, apparently. While the Lakers have one of the worst records in the NBA, Mychal Thompson, a two-time champion with the franchise and father of Warriors star Klay Thompson, believes that'll work in their favor when they..." November 22

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Klay Thompson (back) and Draymond Green (flu) won't have minutes limit tonight, but Luke Walton will be observing carefully.

  • Klay played through 'back stuff,' admits he should have sat out

    CSN Bay Area "There was a bounce to Klay Thompson’s step late Monday night, and not just because he led the Warriors in scoring for the first time this season. There was a bounce because Thompson’s aching back has subsided enough to allow him to, well, bounce. That alone is cause for good cheer, given he was..." November 10

  • Warriors' Klay Thompson: 'We should have a chance to reach 70' wins

    CBS Sports "The defending NBA champions have won their first three games of the season, so what's 67 more? In a Google Hangouts Q&A, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson said that they're capable of hitting the 70-win mark if they stay healthy and get "a lot of lucky bounces," via the Bay Area News..." November 02

  • Heart on the mend, Thompson rejoins the Warriors

    San Francisco Chronicle "News and notes from the Warriors’ off-day, leading up to tomorrow night’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center: Klay Thompson returned to the team for today’s practice after a difficult few days in the Bahamas, where his father, Mychal, lost a brother and sister within a two-week..." October 20

  • Hannah Stocking Put Klay Thompson On Blast For Cheating

    Busted Coverage "You guys remember Hannah Stocking, right? We introduced you to her about a year ago as Klay Thompson’s girlfriend and is basically the hottest chick on the planet. Well, it looks now like that relationship is toast because Hannah blasted Klay on Twitter last night after she says she caught him..." October 13

  • Klay responds to Doc: '(The Clippers) couldn't handle their business'

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers loves to talk smack about the rival Golden State Warriors, and the Warriors love to respond in kind. Rivers told reporters on Media Day that his Clippers matched up well with the Warriors, then poured gasoline on the fire in an interview with..." October 10

  • Klay Thompson on Bucks not drafting him: 'I thank God every day'

    CBS Sports "Back during the 2011 draft night, a complicated three-team deal paved the way for Klay Thompson to end up on the Golden State Warriors. The Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets (Bobcats at the time) and Milwaukee Bucks completed this three-team deal that led to Milwaukee taking Jimmer Fredette with..." September 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Golden State, meanwhile, expects to have four Team USA mini-camp attendees: S. Curry, K. Thompson, D. Green and H. Barnes

  • Mychal Thompson on Dellavedova: 'It's a joke to think he can stop Steph'

    CBS Sports "Outspoken former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who happens to be the father of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, thinks that the praise for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova has gotten out of hand in the NBA Finals. Like Charles Barkley, Thompson believes that Curry's struggles..." June 11

  • Klay Thompson cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals

    CSN Bay Area "Klay Thompson has been saying for two days that he would be cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Official word came around 2 p.m., after the Warriors guard passed the final tests as required by league protocol. Thompson sustained a concussion last Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference..." June 02

  • Klay Thompson's uncertain status highlights lack of understanding on concussions

    USA Today "The most important role player in the NBA Finals is a man you have likely never heard of. Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the director of the league's concussion program that was put into place four years ago, will play a major part in deciding Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson's playing status..." June 02

  • Report: Thompson headache-free, expects to play Game 1

    Fox Sports "On Saturday, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he is planning to have star guard Klay Thompson in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. On Sunday, another voiced chimed in on the situation, and it’s more good news for the Warriors. Yahoo Sports! Marc Spears tweeted Sunday..." June 02

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Warriors G Klay Thompson (concussion) is not having headaches, feels good and expects to play in Game 1 of Finals on Thursday, source said.

  • Klay Thompson Diagnosed With Concussion

    Real GM Basketball "Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion. Thompson was hit in the head by Trevor Ariza during Game 5 and developed symptoms that evening." May 30

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Warriors get good news, as Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, tells @USATODAYsports the guard cleared tests & did not have concussion.

  • Klay Thompson developed concussion-like symptoms after game, team says

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson developed concussion-like symptoms after Wednesday night's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets, the team announced. Thompson left the game with a lacerated ear after being accidentally kneed in the head by the Rockets' Trevor..." May 28

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Mychal Thompson to Yahoo on his son Klay’s concussion: "He said he just needs a good night's sleep. Threw up & says he feels a lot better."

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

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    Monte Poole @MontePooleCSN

    G Klay Thompson, who has missed last 3 games, upgraded from doubtful to probable for #Wizards tonite, according to #Warriors.

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson will be out a week or 10 days.

  • Klay Thompson Out 7-10 Days With Ankle Sprain

    Real GM Basketball "Klay Thompson will miss one week to 10 days for the Golden State Warriors with a right ankle sprain." March 17

  • Mychal Thompson upset Warriors able to rest Klay as relative paying for tickets among fans who missed out at Denver

    Inside the Warriors "Mychal Thompson, the father of Warriors guard Klay Thompson, is unhappy that the team was able to rest healthy players including his son at Denver on Friday. “This is a disgrace to the fans,” Mychal told 95.7 The Game as he was in town to broadcast the Los Angeles Lakers game Monday. “It is a..." March 17

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Bogut, Iguodala, Curry and Thompson will rest tonight.

  • George Gervin does not feel Klay Thompson broke his record

    Larry Brown Sports "Klay Thompson may have set an NBA record last week by scoring 37 points in a quarter, but George Gervin does not feel that his record was broken. Gervin, along with Carmelo Anthony, was the previous record holder with 33 points scored in a quarter. The big difference is that Gervin accomplished..." January 29

  • Warriors' Curry, Thompson to participate in 3-point contest

    Yahoo! Sports "The Golden State Warriors' backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson plan to participate in the NBA's three-point shooting contest during All-Star Weekend in New York, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Atlanta's Kyle Korver, Portland's Wesley Matthews, and the Los Angeles Clippers' J.J...." January 27

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Klay Thompson got the seven stitches removed from his forehead and will play without the bandage tonight.

  • Warriors’ Klay Thompson gamble paying off in spades

    New York Post "The Golden State Warriors found themselves in quite the enviable position this summer. Already armed with possibly the best shooter in NBA history in Stephen Curry, the best shooting power forward in the NBA, Kevin Love, was theirs for the taking. All it would cost them was Klay Thompson, a..." November 22

  • Report: Klay Thompson would have entered 2010 NBA draft with a Lakers first-round promise

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2011, Klay Thompson left Washington State after three years. He impressed in workouts and worked his way up to No. 11 in the draft, where the Warriors took him. Three years later, the Lakers were reportedly interested in trading their No. 7 pick to get him. Instead, he stayed with Golden..." November 18

  • Klay: I should give Bogut a percentage of my contract

    CSN Bay Area "Through three games this season, Klay Thompson is leading the NBA at 29.7 points per game. Head coach Steve Kerr places a great emphasis on ball and player movement, and Thompson is benefitting from the new philosophy. On Monday, the 24-year old shooting guard, who signed a four-year, $70..." November 06

  • Klay Thompson's Contract Only A Max Under $66.5M 15-16 Cap

    Real GM Basketball "Klay Thompson's extension with the Golden State Warriors is not a max contract despite reports to the contrary, according to sources. The first-year salary of a true max contract is set as a percentage of the cap rather a dollar figure amount, which is 25 percent of the cap for players coming..." November 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    NBA players of the week: Heat's Chris Bosh (25.7 pts, 11.3 rebs, 4 assts) in East & Warriors' Klay Thompson (29.7 pts, 45.5% on 3s) in West.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Klay Thompson is a done deal with Warriors. Four-year maximum extension just agreed this afternoon

  • Klay Thompson, Warriors Hold No New Extension Talks

    Real GM Basketball "Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have not held new extension talks ahead of Friday's deadline. Thompson would become a restricted free agent in 2015 without a new deal." October 31

  • Klay Thompson becomes eligible for higher qualifying offer

    Pro Basketball Talk "By starting the Warriors win over the Kings last night, Klay Thompson positioned himself to make a little more money next season. Of course, Thompson’s preferred way to get paid is a contract extension, but Golden State has yet to make a max offer. So, Thompson must consider..." October 30

  • Mark Jackson expects Warriors' Klay Thompson to get max deal

    Oakland Tribune "Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson at a time when the team is negotiating a contract extension for Klay Thompson said he expects the guard will ultimately receive a maximum-salary contract. "He's a guy that will make a boatload of money and in my opinion the best two-way shooting guard in the..." October 23