Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson is entering the final year of his current contract and his impending free agency will continue to be a hot topic throughout the 2018-2019 regular season, but folks shouldn’t hold out too much hope that Thompson will switch teams next summer.
In fact, Thompson sees himself playing for the Warriors for a long time to come.
“Yeah, well it’s a great position to be in” Thompson said during an appearance on Sirius NBA Radio.
“To be wanted is definitely awesome. It means you’ve been — you’re respected and you put in work, and NBA free agency has taken on a whole life of its own now. It’s crazy. You hear about it sometimes more than you do, even the regular season. That’s just the eagerness of fans trying to get — they’re trying to see the fantasy team. It is a goal of mine to be with the Dubs for a long, long time. Like I said before, it’s just special to do it in one place. To be known like the Derek Jeters, the Brett Favres, Kob, list goes on — Tim Duncan.
It’d be a goal of mine. A lot can happen though, but, it would definitely be awesome to be a Warrior for as long as I could possibly be.”
Just like you, @Warriors guard @KlayThompson is aware he’s set to be a free agent next summer. But maybe unlike you, Klay told @GregAnthony50 and @TheFrankIsola sees himself playing with the Warriors for as long as he can.#DubNation pic.twitter.com/4TietahraO
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) October 4, 2018
Warriors’ Kevin Durant Out with Right Calf Strain
Durant has been ruled out for Game 6 on Friday in Houston, and head coach Steve Kerr said that Durant did not suffer an Achilles injury, which many had anticipated:
Steve Kerr on KD: "I was assured that it's a calf strain and not the Achilles." pic.twitter.com/JjCVs06rL7— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 9, 2019
Warriors’ Andrew Bogut Responds to Joel Embiid Dig, Says He is Returning to Sydney Next Season
Golden State Warriors big man Andrew Bogut’s current stint with the team will be a short one, as he stated his plans to return to Sydney, Australia next season, while responding to a recent dig from Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid.
Embiid made a joke at the Warriors expense during a recent post-game presser, and it wasn’t unnoticed by Bogut.
“Joel Embiid saying the 76ers don’t want to do what we did in the 2016 Finals is just Joel being Joel – he’s a bit of a larrikin,” Bogut stated, via Yahoo Sports Australia. “But they have to get to a Finals series first before they can even think about doing that.
“It’s been a funny talking point for a lot of people in the league. But we haven’t taken any notice of it and it’s not something that’s been mentioned in the locker room.”
While Bogut has proven he is still a solid NBA contributor at this stage of his career while filing in for the injured DeMarcus Cousins at center, he doesn’t want to undergo another 82-game NBA season.
“It doesn’t really sit well with me when people say I need to prove that I can still play in the NBA. I know I can,” Bogut wrote. “Coming back to the NBL was great for myself, my body and my family. I just don’t really want to get involved in the grueling 82-game NBA season from September until June any more.
I feel like I need to be at home more in the next few years, especially with two young kids. Coming to the NBA for a few months is very doable with the kids, but a full 10-month season isn’t something that I want to do.
I know I can still play in the league but it’s not something I’m looking to do long term. I’m very happy in Sydney and I think we’re doing something pretty special there.”
Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins Suffer Torn Quad
The Golden State Warriors will be without center DeMarcus Cousins likely for the rest of the season after the big man was diagnosed with a torn left quad after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday morning, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Cousins suffered the injury during the first quarter of Game 2, a game the Warriors lost due to a furious, 31-point comeback by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Boogie went back to the locker room after this play with apparent leg injury. pic.twitter.com/WgzWjxA17B— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 16, 2019
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