Klay Thompson RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Sources: Warriors, Klay remain millions apart on extension

    CSN Bay Area "After his "Splash Brothers" sidekick, Stephen Curry, fouled out midway through the third quarter Tuesday night, Klay Thompson seized the preseason moment, which lasted precisely 112 seconds. Thompson furrowed his brow, cranked up his passion and poured in the points. He made a turnaround..." October 09

  • Does Klay Thompson deserve a max contract?

    Hoops Hype "When you are one of the best players on the international stage of the FIBA World Cup, should there even be a debate on who is the best player in your household? Don’t ask that question to the 1978 No. 1 overall pick Mychal Thompson, you already know the answer you are going to get. Selected..." October 02

  • Warriors want to sign Klay Thompson to extension

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors general manager Bob Myers offered no comment on how contract extension talks are going with guard Klay Thompson, but he made it clear the team wants to get a deal done. "We value him in the highest way, and we want to keep him on this team for a long time," Myers said..." September 24

  • Clock ticking for Warriors, Thompson

    CSN Bay Area "With an expiring contract, rising stock, an astute agent and an employer that loves him, Klay Thompson is positioned to receive one of the largest contracts in Warriors history. The Warriors say they want to reward him. But giving him an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, without first..." September 18

  • Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden offseason

    USA Today "Klay Thompson bound out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn. It was the kind of basketball you never bounce. Each of his NBA brethren on this American team that won the..." September 16

  • Warriors consulted Curry, who wouldn't trade Klay for Love

    CSN Bay Area "On May 29, amid swirling rumors that the Warriors were reportedly contemplating trading Klay Thompson to Minnesota for power forward Kevin Love, Stephen Curry let it be known he didn't want Thompson to be dealt. "I definitely want him to continue to be my backcourt mate and keep pushing," Curry..." August 13

  • Is Klay Thompson the next Eric Bledsoe?

    Sheridan Hoops "Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been the subject of trade rumors in the summer before he becomes a restricted free agent. The Warriors brass has refused to include the lesser acclaimed Splash Brother in a trade with Minnesota for Kevin Love, opting to keep one of the league’s most..." August 05

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Klay Thompson initially hoped extension done b4 USA camp, but source says "he's honored to play for USA & not thinking about anything else"

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Not to burst Cavs fans bubble but if Warriors are willing to include Thompson that trumps Cavs. Wolves prefer Klay bc more ready per source.

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    NBA Reporters @TheNBAReporters

    Reports.. Staff and personnel of the Warriors Organization are becoming frustrated in Kerr's un-willingness to deal Klay Thompson

  • Iguodala: Warriors Shouldn't Trade Klay Thompson

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala believes the Golden State Warriors should not include Klay Thompson in a trade for Kevin Love. “That’s not going to happen,” Iguodala said on Sirius XM on Thursday. “I want to clear that up right now. We should not trade Klay Thompson. “I tell Klay this every day. I text Klay and..." June 26

  • Has Klay Thompson killed Kevin Love-Warriors trade?

    USA Today "As we've learned so many times before this time of year, trade talks are often dead until they're not dead. They always seem to have this wild way of coming back from the grave, like some sort of NBA version of The Walking Dead where general managers rise up and grab their cell phones just in time..." June 24

  • Report: Lakers in talks to acquire Klay Thompson as part of Kevin Love deal

    Fox Sports West "The Lakers have been in discussions to acquire Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson for the seventh pick in next week's draft, The Times has learned. The deal would be part of a larger three-way trade that sends Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love to the Warriors. The Lakers are interested but..." June 21

  • Warriors add Thompson to Love talks

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors have greatly increased their chances of acquiring All-Star forward Kevin Love by making sharpshooting swingman Klay Thompson available to the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade talks, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that Golden State,..." June 20

  • Warriors' Thompson seeks extension, ignores trade rumors

    San Francisco Chronicle "Klay Thompson just finished a four-day trip to Istanbul and plans to spend a week fishing in Mexico before reporting to Las Vegas for the U.S. basketball team's training camp next month. The Warriors' shooting guard hopes that completes his travels for a while. The focus of a number of trade..." June 12

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    95.7 The GAME @957thegame

    Joe Lacob on contract status of his shooting guard: "We are going to re-sign Klay Thompson. I will say that unequivocally." #Warriors

  • Warriors Plan To Keep Klay Thompson

    Hoops Rumors "Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob acknowledged before the trade deadline that the team had received inquiries about Klay Thompson, and while he said then that the team wasn’t anxious to move him, he was even more forthcoming today in expressing his desire to keep the shooting guard. Thompson is eligible..." April 24

  • Klay Thompson calls out Blake Griffin

    ESPN Los Angeles "The trash talking between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors has started -- even before their first-round playoff series became official late Wednesday night. Earlier in the day, Warriors guard Klay Thompson called Clippers forward Blake Griffin out for flopping and playing..." April 18

  • Warriors' Klay Thompson draws raves as elite shooting guard

    San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is wont to spew hyperbole, so when he claimed last month that Klay Thompson is "the best two-way shooting guard in the world," it was widely written off as rhetoric. But with Thompson's ever-growing game having taken even more shape in April, Jackson's claim..." April 16

  • Thompson to miss Cavs game due to grandfather's funeral

    CSN Bay Area "Klay Thompson will not play Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers and his availability for Sunday's game in Portland is undetermined, the Warriors announced Thursday morning. Thompson's absence is due to the death of his grandfather and not related to his recent lower back strain." March 14

  • Warriors' Klay Thompson has become top defender

    San Francisco Chronicle "It looked like Ish Smith had beaten Klay Thompson along the baseline and would jitterbug into the lane for an easy layup. But Thompson might have just been toying with Smith. The Warriors' shooting guard glided with recovery speed and then extended through the air to swat away Smith's attempt..." March 12

  • Teammates untroubled by Klay Thompson's slump

    San Francisco Chronicle "Klay Thompson shot 3-for-20 from the floor Friday night in Utah, but the Warriors still managed to pull out a 95-90 victory. The shooting guard has made 27.8 percent of his shots and 29.6 percent of his three-point attempts over the past four games, but the Warriors have gone 3-1 during the..." February 05

  • Struggles of Barnes, Thompson hurting Warriors

    CSN Bay Area "They're subject to stunning lapses on defense. They're treating the ball as if it has a contagious disease. And, maddeningly for the Warriors, they're getting open shots and missing them. Meet, once again, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes. Remember them? The team's last two lottery..." December 21

  • Warriors have found a new star in Klay Thompson

    CSN Bay Area "The search for a star in the latest Warriors' victory ended in a familiar place, at the typically warm fingertips of Klay Thompson. The third-year shooting guard fired in a game-high 25 points, including 5-of-8 3-point shooting, to ensure the Warriors walked out of Oracle Arena on Saturday..." November 17

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  • Warriors exercise options on Barnes, Thompson and Ezeli

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors announced Friday the team has exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Klay Thompson and the third-year contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli, which are all for the 2014-15 NBA season. Under the terms of the NBA’s current collective..." October 26

  • Thompson glad to see Iguodala join Warriors

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors were thrilled when they achieved the offseason coup that landed Andre Iguodala in a sign-and-trade deal and no one was happier about the acquisition than Klay Thompson. The shooting guard is the only Warrior who played in all 82 regular-season and 12 postseason games last season..." September 12

  • Is Klay Thompson’s Potential Being Overrated?

    Blue Man Hoop "In his sophomore season in the NBA, Klay Thompson is well-known around the league now for his three-point shooting. Being a part of the “Splash Brothers” duo in Golden State, head coach Mark Jackson dubbed Thompson and Stephen Curry as the best shooting backcourt in history. When drafted with..." June 23

  • Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes invited to Team USA Camp

    Oakland Tribune "The Warriors' Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes will participate in Team USA's minicamp in Las Vegas in July, according to sources. And point guard Stephen Curry is back in the national team mix, too. The camp this summer is for Team USA officials to get a good look at the promising young..." June 07

  • Klay Thompson fails to provide a much-needed lift for the Warriors

    Oakland Tribune "Eight nights earlier, he was the man who gave the Warriors a chance against the heavily favored San Antonio Spurs. By scoring 34 points in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series, Klay Thompson became Robin to Stephen Curry's Batman. But the second-year shooting guard was rarely..." May 18

  • Warriors' Thompson playing tough defense

    San Francisco Chronicle "At times, it felt as though Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson had gone missing during the final four games of his team's first-round victory over Denver. But head coach Mark Jackson always knows where to find his second-year player when it seems like he has pulled an in-game disappearing..." May 05

  • Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari focuses on returning by start of 2013-14

    Denver Post "Which month will Gallo be back? That's a looming, long-term question for the Nuggets, as Danilo Gallinari prepares for left knee surgery, likely next week. Speaking by phone, Gallinari said Monday his doctor told him recovery from surgery could take at least four months. He might be able to..." April 09

  • Thompson's last second heroics lift Warriors over Kings

    CSN Bay Area "Apparently winning ugly is the Warriors’ new thing. Two days after escaping with a win at home against lowly Toronto, Golden State added another tally to the win column with a sloppy 87-83 victory against Sacramento at Oracle Arena. This one, however, provided some excitement. Klay..." March 07

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    The NBA on ESPN @

    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson of GSW and Lance Stephenson of IND each fined $35,000 for escalating the altercation.

  • Klay Thompson is better than you think

    Golden State Of Mind "year ago, people were talking about Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson as one of the steals of the 2011 draft. The lanky guard with a sweet shooting stroke was drawing praise as a potential superstar, a guy who could challenge Stephen Curry as the best three-point shooter in the league. He..." February 25

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    Chris Palmer @

    Eric Gordon for Klay Thompson. Dead. Never existed.