Despite a report to the contrary, Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson said he has no intention to retire at the end of next season.
“I have no intention of retiring in 2024, he said, via Jack Winter of Clutch Points. “If you write some dumb s*** like that, just be held accountable, cause that’s crazy … Like, that is absurd.”
- Meanwhile, the relationship between the Warriors and forward Draymond Green appears shaky these days, wrote Dennis Young of SFGate. Green has stated publicly he does not expect to receive a contract extension during the season. And that was before his practice altercation with guard Jordan Poole.
- Power forward JaMychal Green said he is feeling more comfortable with the Warriors after struggling with a wrist injury last season as a member of the Nuggets. “I came to win a championship,” he said, via Monte Pool of NBC Sports Bay Area. “When I saw those rings the other night … I gotta get me one.”
- Rookie forward Keegan Murray said he hopes to make his NBA debut on Saturday vs. the Clippers, per Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee. Murray missed the first game while in health and safety protocols.
- Point guard De’Aaron Fox said the Kings “gave it away” in reference to the Kings’ opening loss to the Trail Blazers, via Anderson. “We can’t give up three 30-point quarters,” Fox said. “They scored off a lot of our turnovers and I do think we were a bit sloppy.”
- Coach Taylor Jenkins may need to play the starters heavier minutes while bringing rookies rookie forwards Jake LaRavia and David Roddy along slowly, wrote Nathan Chester of SB Nation.
- The Grizzlies think they’re Western Conference contenders, and some outsiders do as well. “I expect to see them in the hunt because everything that I’ve watched from them says they’re going to continue to compete, fight and play with an edge,” ESPN analyst Mark Jackson said, via Damichael Cole of the Commercial Appeal.