Here at Warriors Media Day, and Klay Thompson sat down for interviews even though the Warriors couldn’t sign either Thompson or Jeremy Tyler until they found out what the deal was with DeAndre Jordan, who the Warriors signed to an offer sheet (which was matched by the Clippers).
Will Thompson win Rookie of the Year? Over the weekend Joe Lacob told Dennis O’Donnell, “I think it’s possible, I really do. I think Klay Thompson is just extraordinary.”
Here’s Thompson’s response:
Rusty Simmons: Did you hear your owner predicted you were going to win Rookie of the Year?
Thompson: I didn’t hear that, but hearing that, you know that just gives me a great sense of confidence. That means they have my back and I really appreciate that they feel that way. And hopefully I won’t disappoint, that’s why I’m putting in all this extra work. And I’ll be ready come Saturday when we have that first preseason game. I was really humbled that they’d make a statement like that.
Marcus Thompson II: So will you?
Thompson: Yeah, I’ll win it. I think I have the opportunity to. I think I add a lot of depth to this team. With my perimeter ability I think I come in and be a scoring punch and our offense won’t dip when I come into the game. So I’m excited and I think I have a perfect opportunity to win that award and that’s my ultimate goal for this season. Individual goal, that is.
Oh-I left out..telling..Monta said over the last two years "He gave up things not good for him"..uhuh,I knew something was afoot. Good for Monta..He's polished. A keeper..
Two years ago,I was posting-after seeing Monta in interviews that "He was dumb as a log and spoiled"..not paying much attention or looking down at his shoes when asked questions...Part of why I thought the Warriors should trade him-keep Curry. I saw him with Papa yesterday-wow-what a huge difference..confident,wide eyed..paying attention-smiling. It might be better to keep him. To trade him now, would be Beane like.
Hey! we got Kwame Brown..he's no clown,that Kwame Brown..so why is Lowell Cohn laughing? check his blog for a funny youtube bit on the big guy.
I dont get having Larry Riley...he's a symptom of Lacob being not as dedicated or sure of himself as he would like people to think. With every interview Bob Meyer give's,Larry is dead GM walking. So-how can Larry make a great decision knowing who he's working with is going to take his job?..his BELOVED job. Crazy emotions for Larry to compartmentalize...
Rusty knows that saying something could happen and predicting it will happen are 2 separate things right? No wonder athletes get bent over writers twisting their words around in interviews.