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11 Klay Thompson SG
Height/Weight: 6-7/215 | Birthdate: 2/8/1990 | Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA | Team: Golden State Warriors | College: Washington State | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/77 | Average Draft Position: 54.34
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Warriors' Klay Thompson extends 20-point game streak Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson was able to eclipse at least 20 points for the eighth straight game Tuesday against the Grizzlies.

Thompson scored 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, but it was not enough as the Warriors lost to the Grizzlies 105-98.

While Thompson had no problem putting the ball in the basket, he did not contribute much beyond that. Thompson finished with zero assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block.

The Warriors next play Thursday against the Thunder.


Short schedule impacts Klay Thompson, Draymond Green's short-term value


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) With every team but one playing either three or four times in Week 8 (Dec. 15-21), the schedule isn't going to dictate how you set your lineup too much. However, the Warriors' two-game schedule should lead Fantasy owners to avoid some of Golden State's biggest contributors, a shame, given how well they have played, overall.  

Guard Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green have both emerged as must-start Fantasy options in category-based leagues. Both players have thrived in Steve Kerr's revamped offense, posting improved numbers across the board. However, with just two games on the schedule for Week 8, including tough matchups against the Grizzlies and Thunder, you are probably best served steering clear.

Moving forward, Thompson should be a no-doubt starting option in all formats, but Green's value is a bit cloudier. David Lee is going to return at some point, and though Green is almost certainly going to remain in the starting lineup, there's still some questions about how much Lee will cut into his role. Selling high on Green might not be a bad idea at this point in the season. 


Warriors SG Klay Thompson scores 29 points vs. Pelicans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 29 points on 10 of 22 shooting, including 2 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 128-122 overtime win over the Pelicans Sunday.

Thompson matched his second-best scoring performance of the season in the win, the Warriors' 16th straight. He also managed to deliver three rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a season-high 42 minutes. The 21-2 Warriors are set to face the Grizzlies Tuesday.


Klay Thompson drops 25 points in Warriors' win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson went 10 for 21 from the field, including 5 for 11 from three-point range, to score 25 points in Golden State's 105-98 win over the Mavericks Saturday. 

Thompson also had five rebounds and three assists in the victory. The Warriors will look to extend their 15-game winning streak Sunday against the Pelicans. 


Klay Thompson scores 21, Warriors win 14th straight


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson scored a team-high 21 points on 8 of 18 shooting, including 1 of 8 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 105-93 win over the Rockets Wednesday.

The Warriors' lengthy winning streak was in jeopardy in the second half, as they entered the fourth quarter with a three-point deficit. However, they were able to turn things around and pull off their 14th straight win. Thompson has scored at least 20 points in each of his five December games, and he added four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes Wednesday. The 19-2 Warriors will attempt to keep rolling Saturday against the Mavericks.


Warriors guard Klay Thompson notches 24 points in win Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 24 points on 9 of 23 shooting to help the Warriors defeat the Bulls 112-102 Saturday.

Thompson shot just 2 of 8 from 3-point range. He added five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. It was Thompson’s third straight game scoring 20 or more points.

The Warriors next play Monday at Minnesota.


Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry in Warriors' starting lineup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Warriors listed guards Klay Thompson (quadriceps) and Stephen Curry (ankle) in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Orlando, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Both players suffered injuries in their previous game and were designated as questionable leading up to tipoff.

Warriors declare Klay Thompson questionable Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Warriors listed guard Klay Thompson as questionable for Tuesday’s game against Orlando, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.

Thompson is dealing with a right quadriceps contusion.


Warriors G Klay Thompson scores team-high 21 vs. Hornets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored a team-high 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting, including 4 of 6 shooting from three-point range, in hs team's 112-87 win over the Hornets Saturday.

The Warriors' starting five dominated this game, with all five logging a plus-23 or plus-24 rating in the game. Thompson led the charge, scoring at least 20 points for the third straight game while racking up five assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block in 27 minutes. The Warriors will be looking for their third straight win Sunday against the Lakers.


Warriors SG Klay Thompson scores 25 points in win vs. Nets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson scored a team-high 25 points on 8 of 22 shooting, includin 4 of 9 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 107-99 win over the Nets Thursday.

Thompson overcame a poor shooting percentage to deliver his second straight game with at least 25 points while adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes. He's run hot and cold this season, shooting less than 40 percent three times and 50 percent of better four times during his seven games. He'll hope for more hot and less cold Saturday against the Hornets.


Klay Thompson not a sell-high candidate


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson is off to the best start of his career, which might have Fantasy owners wondering if now is the time to cash him in via trade, before he regresses. At the Fantasy Basketball Today blog, I took a look at Thompson's play, to see if regression might be in his future:

"Thompson is showcasing skills he only ever flashed before, most notably his ability to get to the rim and draw free throws. He is taking 33.0 percent of his shots within 10 feet of the rim, up from 22.3 percent last season. He has sustained his high-volume 3-point sharpshooting while doing so, and is on pace to break his personal record for free-throw attempts in a season sometime around Christmas."

Ultimately, selling high on Thompson may not be the right call at this point. The Warriors' offense is allowing him a bit more freedom to create, and a summer spent learning with Team USA, and it seems to have paid off. He'll come back to earth a bit, but Thompson looks to have taken a big step forward.


Warriors G Klay Thompson scores 29 points in return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) After missing Sunday’s loss against Phoenix, Warriors guard Klay Thompson returned to the court and scored 29 points on 9 of 17 shooting, including 5 of 6 from three-point range, in Tuesday‘s loss to the Spurs.

Thompson missed Sunday’s game due to a sprained right wrist. Thompson also added five rebounds and four assists, showing no ill-effects from the injury.

The Warriors next play Thursday against Brooklyn.


Warriors G Klay Thompson expected to return Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play Tuesday night against the Spurs, despite dealing with a sprained right wrist injury, according to the Bay Area News Group. Thompson missed Sunday's game against the Suns because of the injury. He is averaging 23.8 points and 2.2 assists this season.

Warriors declare G Klay Thompson game-time decision Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson participated in the team’s shootaround Tuesday, but his status for Tuesday’s game against the Spurs has yet to be determined, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Thompson is listed as questionable for Tuesday, and coach Steve Kerr told reporters he will test his sprained right wrist before the game to gauge his availability.


Warriors' Klay Thompson aiming to be back in lineup Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Warriors forward Klay Thompson said Sunday he is confident he will be back for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Thompson missed his first game of the season Sunday against the Suns due to a sprained right hand.

"I wanted to (play), but at the same time, I do realize it’s Nov. 9, and I didn’t want to go risk it out there," Thompson said after the game. "I could shoot, but it wasn’t with any power. I couldn’t really do nothing with any zip on the ball. My hand was just 60 percent.

"I’ll be back Tuesday (for a home game against San Antonio)."

Thompson, who recently agreed to a four-year contract extension, is averaging a career-high 23.8 points per game through five appearances. He is also averaging a career-high 3.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds.


Warriors guard Klay Thompson ruled out of Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The Warriors announced guard Klay Thompson will not play Sunday against the Suns.

Thompson is nursing a sprained right hand, but it is not believed to be serious. Guard Leandro Barbosa will replace Thompson in the starting lineup.

Thompson is averaging 23.8 points and 2.2 assists during the 2014-15 season.


Warriors' Klay Thompson scores 29 points in win vs. Blazers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson scored a team-high 29 points on 11 of 22 shooting, including 3 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 95-90 win over the Blazers Sunday.

Thompson hit a huge shot at the end of the game to put his team in the lead, sinking a nine-footer with eight seconds left to turn a one-point deficit into a small lead before Stephen Curry tacked on four free throws to close things out. Thompson also added three steals, one rebound, one assist and one block in 34 minutes of action. He's scored 70 points in his last two games going into Wednesday's battle with the Clippers.


Warriors' Klay Thompson scores career-high 41 points on 18 shots


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrated his new four-year contract extension with a monster performance, scoring a career-high 41 points on 18 shots in his team's 127-104 victory over the Lakers on Saturday night.

Just a day removed from signing a new deal, Thompson knocked down 14 of his 18 field goal attempts, including 5 of 7 from 3-point territory, and 8 of 9 from the charity stripe. He chipped in with five rebounds, two assists while logging 34 minutes of game action.

Thompson's previous career high was 38 points in the home opener against the Lakers last season. Through two games, Thompson has averaged 30.0 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 47.7 percent from downtown.


Report: Warriors, Klay Thompson agree to max contract extension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Warriors and guard Klay Thompson have reached an agreement on a four-year max contract extension, which is projected to be worth in the $70 million range, according to Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday. The 24-year-old averaged a career-best 18.4 points per game in 2013-14. He also averaged 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Report: Warriors, Klay Thompson to reach deal by Friday's deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) The Warriors and guard Klay Thompson are making progress on a contract extension and a deal is expected to be reached by Friday's deadline, a source told John Middlekauff of 95.7 The GAME. If a deal is not reached by Friday, then Thompson will become a restricted free agent next summer.

Thompson and the Warriors open the 2014-15 season on Wednesday at Sacramento. Thompson averaged a career-best 18.4 points per game in 2013-14. He also averaged 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.


Report: Contract talks frustrating Warriors' Klay Thompson


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) Guard Klay Thompson's camp is growing frustrated that the Warriors have yet to offer a max contract as the Friday deadline nears, according to Yahoo! Sports Saturday.

Thompson, who was nearly shipped to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Love trade in the offseason, is seeking a maximum deal that would pay him roughly $15 million per season. If both sides don't reach a deal by Friday, Thompson will become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Thompson averaged 18.4 points per game on 44.4 percent shooting last year.


Klay Thompson's dad feels son should get max contract


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Guard Klay Thompson is seeking a max contract from the Warriors. According to his father, Mychal Thompson, the fourth-year guard deserves it, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

"He’s going to get paid, but the question is how much is he going to get paid?" Mychal said Monday on the ESPN LA radio show he co-hosts. "You think he’s going to get the max? That’s what he’s asking for.

"I think he is (a max player), but of course, I’m his dad. You know what, though? If he wasn’t, I would say it. I can be honest about it. I think he is. I really do. His game’s really evolving, getting better, and he really puts in the work, got a great work ethic. And he’s the kind of guy that you can trust. You know when you give him the money, he’s not going to stop working hard."


Report: Warriors, SG Klay Thompson at impasse in talks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Despite their unwillingness to trade shooting guard Klay Thompson for Kevin Love in the offseason, the Warriors have refused to offer him a max contract.

The team has three weks to preemptively offer a contract extention that would keep Thompson around for at least five more years. But Thompson is asking for a deal worth at least $15 million, which leaves him about $3 million apart from the team, sources have told CSNBayArea.com. The Warriors are paying power forward David Lee that amount.

Thompson has progressed in each of his three seasons and averaged 18.4 points per game on 44.4 percent shooting last year.


Report: Wolves, Warriors Kevin Love deal 'dead'


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) What seemed like a deal inching toward completion just a week ago is now considered "dead." According to Bleacher Report, talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors have ceased, making a deal involving Kevin Love "unlikely" to occur before the draft. 

Reports last week revolved around a possible Klay Thompson for Love swap that could include future draft picks or additional pieces, but apparently neither side could agree on exact terms. 


Warriors willing to deal Klay Thompson as part of possible Kevin Love trade


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Golden State may have just moved one step closer to trading for Kevin Love, as ESPN reported Thursday that the team would be willing to part ways with Klay Thompson to sweeten a potential deal with the Timberwolves. 

The Warriors would likely swap David Lee and perhaps a future first round pick to acquire Love's services for the coming season. A potential deal will now come down to whether the Timberwolves prefer a player-heavy or pick-heavy offer.

No matter where he ends up, Love currently stands to become a free agent in the summer of 2015, further complicating potential trade scenarios.