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Should the NBA adopt 4-point shot? 'I think it would only really benefit us'

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Should the NBA adopt 4-point shot? 'I think it would only really benefit us'

The Harlem Globetrotters paid a visit to the Warriors at practice on Tuesday and showed a play Klay Thompson wants a part of. 

When the Globetrotters play, they use a 4-point line about 30 feet away from the hoop. After nailing some 4-pointers of his own at the top of the key with Zeus McClurkin and Dizzy English, Thompson was asked if the NBA should implement the 4-point shot. 

"I think it would only really benefit us," Thompson joked. "Dame Lillard can shoot like that. Paul George a little bit. Steph, especially Steph. Me and KD."

Steve Kerr wasn't surprised one bit by Thompson's excitement of a 4-point shot. 

"That's right up Klay's alley," Kerr said. 

Through their first 11 games, the Warriors are currently second in the NBA with 150 made 3-pointers. The Rockets lead the NBA with 166, but Golden State is the best in the game with a 40.9 field goal percentage from 3-point range. 

Thompson is shooting a career best 45.8 percent from beyond the arc this season.

NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

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NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

Michael Beasley found himself a new basketball home on Friday.

The Lakers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Beasley, league sources told multiple national reporters.

In 74 games with the Knicks last season, Beasley averaged 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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Beasley -- the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- will be playing for his seventh NBA team.

The 29-year old also played for two different teams in China.

Beasley was teammates with LeBron James in Miami during the 2013-14 season.

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

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Earlier this week, Jonas Jerebko was introduced to Bay Area media members.

He talked about his expectations for next season and his role with the Warriors.

On Friday morning, he was a guest on 95.7 The Game and told Warriors fans they should have a pretty high bar for the "Swedish Larry Bird."

"I've been 10 years in the league and I feel like I'm getting better every year. I feel like I haven't played my best basketball yet," Jerebko declared. "The most minutes I did play was my rookie year."

Jerebko -- the 39th pick in the 2009 draft -- averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds as a rookie in Detroit.

He missed the entire 2010-11 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, but bounced back in 2011-12 to the tune of 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

The 31-year old played a couple more seasons in Detroit and was then traded to Boston in February 2015.

He re-signed with the Celtics in July 2015 and averaged 15.1 minutes and 15.8 minutes per contest in his two seasons under Brad Stevens.

In Utah last year, Jerebko registered 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes, and shot over 41 percent from 3-point territory.

"I got a lot more to give and I'm a lot better player than people think I am sometimes," Jerebko said. "I'm ready to show that."

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