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Warriors Notes: Thompson, McCaw, Seth Curry

In case there was still any lingering doubt, Warriors general manager Bob Myers confirmed on Wednesday during an appearance on 95.7 The Game that his team isn’t trading Klay Thompson, as Anthony Slater of The Bay Area News Group details. The Golden State GM added that he wasn’t thrilled by the way that idle trade speculation had ballooned into something that he had to address.

“I wish there was a little bit more discipline because you know what it causes: I gotta talk to Klay Thompson,” Myers said. “I gotta talk to his agent. And I get it, it’s part of the job. And there are times where rumors have weight to them and meaning, but I think it requires a little bit more diligence then just throwing stuff out there.”

The Thompson talk surfaced when current Celtics analyst Brian Scalabrine passed along trade speculation involving Thompson and the Celtics without noting that neither he nor anyone else was actually reporting any interest or talks between Golden State and Boston. Scalabrine tells Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe that he apologized to Myers and Celtics GM Danny Ainge, though the former Warriors assistant said he’ll continue to discuss potential trade scenarios on the radio going forward — hopefully, in the future, Scalabrine will draw a clearer line between reported rumors and mere speculation.

Here’s more out of Golden State:

  • While there’s nothing to the Thompson/Celtics talk, one NBA GM is relieved that Golden State isn’t pushing for a trade along those lines.. “Please tell me [the] Klay to Boston rumors [are] not true,” the GM said to Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net (Twitter link). “If they got [Avery] Bradley and [Jae] Crowder, it’s over. … Klay [is] not a good fit there anymore.”
  • The Warriors were high on second-round pick Patrick McCaw coming into the season, and the rookie is already delivering on some of his promise, having played a career-high 21 minutes in Wednesday’s win against the Raptors. Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury News takes a closer look at McCaw, who is expected to be a big part of the club’s future.
  • During an appearance on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast at The Vertical, Seth Curry explained why he opted not to sign with the Warriors during the past couple summers, despite receiving offers from his brother’s club. CSN Bay Area has a breakdown of Curry’s comments on the subject.
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17 thoughts on “Warriors Notes: Thompson, McCaw, Seth Curry

  1. jacobsigel1025

    Wasn’t McCaw their first round pick

    • Luke Adams

      Damian Jones was their first-rounder (30th overall). McCaw went 38th.

      • masonmcg12

        McCaw was drafted by Milwaukee and traded to gs for $2.4 million

        • Luke Adams

          This is technically true, though it’s not like the Bucks drafted McCaw and then decided after the fact to move him — the Warriors agreed to trade for the pick, then Milwaukee picked McCaw for them.

          • masonmcg12

            The trade wasn’t announced until like the 40th to 50th pick

  2. smittybanton

    There will be speculation so long as the Warriors have a big ass hole in the middle. Deal with it. Lol. Now, personally, I think they can fill it by trading Patrick McCaw and “stuff” for Nerlens Noel. Sixers need someone like McCaw desperately. The Warriors would have to do some backflips to sign Noel, Durant and Curry next year. But if they’re in jeopardy of not even making the finals because of no rim protection, then they have to make a move. On top of all that, there are scenarios where it makes sense to trade Klay. So people speculating about it are only doing what comes natural when a situation is clearly in need of some changes.

    • Luke Adams

      I don’t think anyone has an issue with trade speculation in general — it’s pretty fun. I assume Myers’ annoyance here (which I certainly understand) stems from the fact that an analyst read a random trade idea on some blog, then presented it as “I’m hearing this could happen” rather than “Here’s an interesting idea.”

      • smittybanton

        I would hope Myers and all the parties involved understood that there’s no difference between the two. If it’s in the media, it’s speculation. There are no percentages of likelihood that come along with any “report”. If the player or agent is bothered by it, you have a sensitive dude on your hands. Better make sure the toilet paper in the bathroom is just right….

        • Luke Adams

          You’re saying that there’s no difference between a blogger/fan throwing out a trade suggestion, and a plugged-in journalist actually reporting that two teams are discussing that trade? If so, I strongly disagree with that. Players, agents, and teams have to deal with both things, but the former being treated like the latter is unfair, since the latter is a lot more “real,” even though often nothing comes of those reported talks.

          • smittybanton

            You can disagree. And you can follow every trade rumor as if its truth. Have at it. Unless its coming from Woj, it should be treated as pure speculation, since he deals in actual reports and facts. Even then, why not wait for the facts, since his reports come out moments before the teams announce a deal. Brian Scalabrine? Lol.

          • Luke Adams

            That’s a reasonable stance, and you’re certainly entitled to your opinion too. As someone who writes for a site with “Rumors” in the title, I’m obviously personally invested in this subject and have some strong opinions about it, heh.

            As far as treating rumors as “truth,” I suppose it depends on how you define that. For instance, Woj (who I don’t think is the ONLY trustworthy guy, but he’s obviously great) reported this summer that the Thunder were hoping to recruit Blake Griffin as a 2017 free agent. That looks increasingly unlikely to happen, but I don’t think it’s fair to consider it “untrue” if they don’t sign him. And I also think it’s more interesting that Woj reported it than if some random writer without any inside info suggested OKC should go after Griffin — we know now that it’s something Presti and the Thunder have actually explored.

  3. cba93

    Obviously they aren’t trading klay

  4. Chris

    I’m no NBA GM but I’d have to assume this guy is like the head of the Kings or something. Klay Thompson is one of the best all around SG in the game. To suggest that he doesn’t fit anywhere is asanine. The Warriors have loss 2 games this season. They’re doing just fine

  5. FormerlyZ

    If Boston wanted Klay Thompson, it would at least take Bradley, Crowder, Rozier, The Nets pick, and the rights to the 2 guys they have oversees from the draft this year (Yabusele (spelling?) And Zizic). Even then, GS shouldn’t trade Klay Thompson

    • yanksknicks

      Thats a godfather offer…

      • FormerlyZ

        It’s significant, but it should be for someone like klay thompson

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