Latest Klay Thompson News

The gimmick defense is rare in the NBA, but not unheard of

Oct. 20, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

Atlanta guard Kevin Huerter saw gimmick defenses throughout high school and college. Box-and-ones, triangle-and-twos and variations thereof, they weren't exactly uncommon for opponents to try. In the NBA, they're a rarity. And Huerter says the reason is simple. "I honestly just think players are too good," he...

The NBA's West race should be incredibly good this season

Oct. 18, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

Stephen Curry knew roster change was inevitable. That being said, Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't changing their expectations. The five-time defending Western Conference champions aren't the popular pick to represent their side of the league in this season's NBA Finals, understandable after losing the...

Veterans Curry, Green eager to lead new-look Warriors

Oct. 15, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry knows how different this season will be. He realizes many aren't considering the Golden State Warriors a clear contender even following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. No Kevin Durant. No Andre Iguodala. No Shaun Livingston. And that's just to name a few of the...

NBA's ties with China, worth billions, now under strain

Oct. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

It wasn't even a month ago that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sat overlooking center court at an arena in Beijing, watching the gold-medal game at the World Cup with other basketball dignitaries. That night was all smiles. Silver's return to China later this week will be much different. The relationship between...

Washington State to retire Klay Thompson's No. 1 jersey

Sep. 30, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State will retire the No. 1 worn by Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson when he played for the Cougars. The school said Monday that the ceremony will take place on Jan. 18 during halftime of a game against Oregon State. Thompson played three seasons for Washington...

Gold standards: Many NBA players considering 2020 Olympics

Sep. 30, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...

New Warriors center Cauley-Stein sidelined for training camp

Sep. 30, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Warriors big man Willie Cauley-Stein will be sidelined for training camp with a left foot injury, while Klay Thompson is making progress from a July 2 surgery for a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but will be out at least until the All-Star break. General...

NBA camps set to open, and contenders are everywhere

Sep. 26, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Farewell, offseason. A new NBA year is here. On Friday, the first five teams will hold media days, the NBA's annual day-before-camp-begins ritual. Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will discuss a season of enormous expectations. So will James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Houston, along...