Klay Thomspon doesn’t expect to change up his game to make way for newly acquired free agent Kevin Durant.
Thompson told Shams Charania of the Vertical that he “wasn’t sacrificing shit” and that he was still going to be aggressive to “get buckets” next seaspn.
Via The Vertical
I feel kind of disrespected that people keep using the term sacrifice to describe me and describe us,” “We all want to see each other do well. But I’m not sacrificing shit , because my game isn’t changing. I’m still going to try to get buckets, hit shots, come off screens. I want to win and have a fun time every game we play.”
Durant seems completely cool with Klay’s comments.
We want Klay to stay Klay,” “We don’t want him to change. The games dictate where the shots come from. I may shoot 12 shots one night, Klay may shoot eight or nine shots one night, and Steph may shoot 25 shots one night. And it could be a different flow another night.”
The Warriors seem like one of the few teams that are completely selfless on the court and understand the importance of sharing the ball, but if they go through any rough stretches next season it will be interesting to see how react and if egos will get in the way of their pursuit of winning a championship.