Warriors

Warriors

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are teammates with USA Basketball this summer.

They will also wear the same jersey next season with the Warriors.

A lot has been made of Golden State's new "super team," with some in the basketball world claiming the Warriors are going to have a tough time making the adjustment that comes along with adding Durant.

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Klay isn't concerned.

"I look at a guy like Manu Ginobili who came off the bench almost his entire career," Thompson explained to ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss. "Never averaged more than 20 points a game, but he's a four-time champion, you know? He could have easily been on another team and averaged 25 a game but he sacrificed to win and that's what I expect to do next year.

"I don't care about averaging 25 or even 20. I just want to finish it out and get back to the Finals and enjoy that ride."

Thompson averaged 12.5 points as a rookie, 16.6 as a sophomore and 18.4 in Year 3.

He signed a 4-year, $69 million extension in October 2014 and responded by averaging a career-best 21.7 points, en route to his first All-Star nod. He was also named Third-Team All-NBA.

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Last year, the 26-year old racked up 22.1 points per night, and was an All-Star and Third-Team All-NBA selection again.

 

Ginobili has never averaged more than 19.5 points per game. His career high in minutes (31.1) came in 2007-08 when he started just 23 games.

But as Thompson mentioned, Ginobili was a part of four title-winning teams in San Antonio and many believe he should be a Hall of Famer.

Like Ginobili did with the Spurs, the Warriors' shooting guard is ready to sacrifice personal statistics for team success.

"I know how good I am in this league," Klay said. "I'm not going to judge my performance off numbers or anything. If we get wins, it really doesn't matter, man. It's all good."