Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Wednesday night at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
The Warriors lost Game 4 of their second-round playoff series against the Rockets on Monday night.
In predictable fashion, the opinions and takes were rampant Tuesday morning.
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith shared the following nugget on "First Take":
"I'm not speaking about opinion here," Smith said. "I got this from a few people. I'm told Klay Thompson -- I have not spoken to Klay in fairness to Klay, let me be clear about that -- I'm told Klay isn't happy -- his number hasn't been called nearly enough.
"He's tired of sitting around and getting, this is a quote, the "crumbs" left behind by other people."
So did Klay share these thoughts with those close to him, who then relayed the information to Smith? Or are some people close to Klay simply telling Smith their opinion?
We don't know.
If these thoughts are indirectly coming from the five-time All-Star himself, how long as he felt this way?
If anything, it sounds like Klay is just frustrated with how he is playing against Houston so far:
Through four games of Warriors-Rockets:— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 7, 2019
-Klay Thompson = 15.3 points, 39% overall, 31% from 3
-Eric Gordon = 23 points, 48% overall, 35% from 3
In Game 4, he went 5-for-15 from the field, struggled on the defensive end and did stuff like this:
Klay Thompson series summary so far pic.twitter.com/L5PWde2boQ— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 7, 2019
"I felt like we were in a rush offensively all night," head coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. "When you're not poised and you're taking quick shots and you're not searching for great shots, then you're not gonna shoot the ball as well."
Klay agrees with Kerr.
"I rushed about three or four," he said. "I’ll play much better on Wednesday.”
As for Klay's general happiness (or lack thereof) right now, he wants to stay with the Warriors long-term and the Warriors want him around for the long haul.
"They swear they won't lose Klay Thompson," Smith added. "They swear they won't lose Klay Thompson."