What 2020 Olympics postponement means for Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, Team USA

What 2020 Olympics postponement means for Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, Team USA

The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

While the games being pushed back a year is disappointing, the delay means a different-looking Team USA will take the hardwood in Tokyo when the Olympics begin. 

Warriors star Klay Thompson has been open about his desire to play for his country. But Thompson missed the entire 2019-20 season as he rehabbed from the torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Due to the lengthy rehab and his desire to help the Warriors return to the top of the NBA pecking order next season, Thompson almost certainly wouldn't have been able to suit up for the red, white and blue this summer. 

The postponement also means Steph Curry, who had been targeting playing in the Olympics even after he broke his non-shooting hand, will have a whole season to get used to his "new normal" before heading to Tokyo in hopes of capturing a gold medal. 

Team USA also could see Kevin Durant suit up in 2021. The former Warrior almost certainly was out for the 2020 games as he continues to rehab his ruptured Achilles. But a fully healthy 2020-21 season could see the star of the 2016 gold-medal winning team join Curry, Thompson and other stars in Tokyo, looking to cement the United States' place atop the basketball world. 

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The delay could mean the loss of a star, though. LeBron James will be 36 next summer and already was on the fence about competing in another Olympics. Losing James would be a blow to Team USA, but if Curry, Thompson, Durant and the rest of America's stars choose to compete, Gregg Popovich's squad will be the favorites to win gold.

The IOC made the right call in suspending the games for public health reasons, but the delay could allow Team USA to get some of its best back on the court for the gold-medal chase.

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.