And-Ones: Thompson, Mozgov, Stone, FIBA

Klay Thompson‘s max deal was, at best, a risky proposition for the Warriors even before he suffered an ACL tear, according to The Athletic’s John Hollinger. Thompson’s five-year deal has the potential to be the league’s most regrettable contract, according to Hollinger, who takes a look at the 10 worst current free agent deals. The multi-year contracts handed to Tobias Harris, D’Angelo Russell and Harrison Barnes also rank as poor values compared to the purchase price, in Hollinger’s estimation.

We have more from around the basketball world:

  • Former NBA center Timofey Mozgov has suffered another injury setback, according to Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia. Mozgov, currently signed by Russian team Khimki, will require another knee surgery and miss another 4-6 months of action. He did not play during the 2019/20 season due to knee issues. In November, the NBA permitted the Magic to remove Mozgov’s remaining cap hits from their books after determining that his health issues were likely career-ending.
  • Former NBA guard Julyan Stone has re-signed with Italy’s Reyer Venezia, Dario Skerletic of Sportando relays. Stone averaged 4.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 3.1 APG in EuroCup action. Stone played 70 NBA games, most recently for Charlotte (23 games) during the 2017/18 season.
  • The Board of FIBA Europe has officially cancelled the seasons of the FIBA Europe Cup, EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women, according to Carchia. Play was halted in those leagues during March. The board also decided that FIBA EuroBasket qualifiers, scheduled for November, could be postponed until February, if necessary.
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16 thoughts on “And-Ones: Thompson, Mozgov, Stone, FIBA

  1. mlbnyyfan

    What are the chances GS trades Klay and his max deal if they can draft Anthony Edwards?

  2. PapiElf

    I am impressed that Julyan Stone went 23 games in 2017/18 without shooting a single two-pointer.

  3. The Human Rain Delay

    I dont see all the risk in Klay-

    Hes a shooter, and the best one in the Nba, and maybe one of the best all time-

    Teams would be lining up around the block imo to get him, even at the max

  4. Klay is a different breed. He’s worth every penny. They don’t win three rings without him. He makes Steph Curry better and vice versa. He’s everything Steph Curry isn’t and I mean it to compliment. Not taking away from Steph Curry. They are perfect for each other. Also on the other side of the coin Klay is nothing without Steph Curry.

  5. KnickerbockerAl

    Klay is their best 2way player. He deserves the money. Never complains always shows up. I don’t see them moving Klay in first yr back. Plus they are not challenging for a title without Klay. Warriors are in a good place. Whole NBA is waiting to see what they do.

    • Warriors can go only go up from here. Can you imagine the possibilities? Curry Thompson Wiggins Green and the three-headed Center Chriss, Looney, and whoever is the small ball lineup center… with another Wing or guard inserted.

      Not a bad roster. But then you have this year’s first-round pick which is top five. Plus the 17 Mill trade exception. That could bring a good player? Or two? Plus they have their own first-round pick next year probably in the range of 20 to 25 and Minnesota’s first round pick next year which could be top 10. They’re going to add good players even if they do absolutely nothing !!

      But they also have their ear to the ground and are willing to toss in Andrew Wiggins to improve the roster with a stud. I love Wiggins and I think he will be good but he’d be the one guy to give up to get better. Sort of like Harrison Barnes a couple years ago. You give up a pretty good player to get a great player. Wiggins is better than Barnes but if you can improve, hey let’s do it.

      Going to be exciting to watch because on top of all this the owners are not afraid to open their wallets. That’s huge and the endless possibilities are going nowhere unless you have an owner willing to spend. They have to do something now because all their guys are 30. Should be a fun 2 or 3 years.

      • RootedInOakland

        Dray is and has always been our small ball center we don’t need another 5 besides Chriss and Looney, all we need is our Iguadola replacement plus some more bench reinforcements to replicate the 73 win team. The whole point of that “death lineup” is to surround Green with 4 shooters who can spread the floor on offense but can also easily switch and play great team defense.
        Unfortunately there’s not a lot of guys out there that fit the mold of a stretch 4 that could easily switch onto a wing or center type that are available, I really wished we had tried to somehow get Wiggins and Covington in the DLo trade cuz RoCo would’ve been perfect. If only Aaron Gordon was making slightly less to fit under the $17M exception smh could’ve enticed Orlando to unload that commitment since he doesn’t fit well with Isaac for a valuable first rounder.
        Tired of people pretending there’s some magical trade available tho where we’re acquiring a “stud” that’s worth giving up Wiggins (our current and future SF/wing) plus one of valuable picks, that trade doesn’t exist and Wiggins is here to stay.

        • You make a lot of great points but have you ever heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo? If the Bucks make him available you’re just going to say, nah, I like Wiggins so no thanks?

          I like Wiggins too and we’re probably going to keep him. There’s only a couple or three four guys that would be an upgrade. But to me, and the Warriors would agree with me, you never just settle and say okay let’s roll with this. If there is a move to get a stud. you do it. If it cost you Wiggins, you do it. That’s the reality.

          The 3 first-round picks in the next 2 years don’t help as much as two more rings with a couple great veterans added.

  6. InvalidUserID

    Imagine if the Warriors HADN’T given Klay that contract. I bet writer would have went the other way with that one.

  7. jessaumodesto

    Can’t wait to see Klay shaking his head “no” without saying a word when he’s called for an obvious foul during the game.

  8. goldenstatelaw

    How quick people forget the level Klay was playing at when he suffered the injury. By year two after this injury it will be a deal.

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