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During interview with Warriors at NBA Combine, Jacob Evans talked a lot about two things

During interview with Warriors at NBA Combine, Jacob Evans talked a lot about two things

In case you had a really fun weekend and forgot -- the Warriors selected Jacob Evans with the 28th overall pick in the NBA Draft.

At the NBA Draft Combine in mid-May, Evans measured in at 6'5.5" (with shoes on) and has a wingspan of 6'9.25".

While in Chicago, he met with the Warriors face-to-face.

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"He loves to play, he loves to compete, he loves to win," assistant GM Kirk Lacob said on KNBR 680 on Monday morning. "I remember in our interview with him, he talked about winning and competing a lot. It's very, very important to him.

"We love having more players who want to win more than anything else, and will do whatever it takes to help this team."

Although many analysts have described Evans as a "3 & D" guy, Lacob doesn't necessarily agree.

"I think 3 & D with a twist. He's got a lot of play-making to him. He played some point guard at Cincinnati. He can pass the ball, he's a really good cutter. He's become a very good set shooter. He's really just a basketball player."

As a sophomore, Evans averaged 13.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals, while shooting just under 42 percent from deep.

The Warriors had the 21-year old on their radar for awhile.

"If I remember correctly, the first time Jacob's name was brought up to me was way back in November," Lacob explained. "He's definitely a guy that we've looked at in the past and knew to be a prospect.

"I believe it was my brother Kent (Santa Cruz Warriors general manager) who saw him first but then another couple of our scouts went and saw him ... it kind of went from there."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors star Steph Curry reveals his favorite Kobe Bryant memory

Warriors star Steph Curry reveals his favorite Kobe Bryant memory

What is Steph Curry's favorite memory of Kobe Bryant?

Glad you asked.

It happened during Curry's rookie season in the NBA, as the two-time NBA MVP explained to Ben Golliver of The Washington Post:

As Curry remembers it, the Lakers were closing out a win over the Warriors in Oakland when he hit a “shoulder shimmy off-the-glass” shot.

“They panned to [Bryant] on the bench watching,” Curry recalled in a phone interview Tuesday. “He mouthed to whoever was sitting next to him, ‘Yo, he’s nice.’ I saw that clip afterward and I cracked a big smile knowing Kobe was impressed with what I was doing on the court as a rookie.

That moment was invaluable in building my confidence. He was always great at validating the next generation of talent. Once he took an interest in you, you had to know you were doing something right.”

That's pretty damn awesome.

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On March 15, 2010, Curry racked up 29 points and nine assists (with zero turnovers) against the Lakers at Oracle Arena, so perhaps this was the night.

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Why Steve Kerr isn't entertaining idea of Klay Thompson playing this year

Why Steve Kerr isn't entertaining idea of Klay Thompson playing this year

The Warriors were supposed to provide an official update on Klay Thompson's status during the All-Star break.

But it appears an announcement won't come until later this week.

Is coach Steve Kerr still operating with the mindset that Klay will not return to game action this season?

"It's so different because with Steph there's a definite timetable," Kerr told reporters Tuesday night after practice. "It's easy to look and say, 'In a couple weeks, Steph is gonna be ready to play.'

"Klay is a long way from that, so I don't even entertain any thoughts of Klay playing this year."

Yours truly feels the same way.

Klay tore his left ACL on June 13 and underwent surgery July 2.

The Warriors' last game is April 15 -- which is just 10 months removed from when he sustained the injury. Considering the team's current place in the standings, does it make sense to bring him back? We shall see.

It sounds like the final decision could be up to the three-time NBA champion himself.

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“Klay might come back for a few games at the end. He might not,” owner Joe Lacob recently told Mark Medina of USA Today Sports. “That doesn’t matter so much. Maybe we’ll err on the cautious side. Maybe.

"That’s up to him.”

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