Klay Thompson: I’m not sacrificing for Kevin Durant
Stephen Curry said neither Kevin Durant nor the Warriors will have to change for the other.
Klay Thompson concurs – at least when it comes to himself.
Thompson, via Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Thompson has repeatedly stated a willingness to defer, and I think that’s sincere. As long as the Warriors keep winning – and they should keep winning – he can find fulfillment without posting big individual numbers. I’m not (too) concerned about Thompson’s ego.
But Thompson is destined to get even fewer touches now. What if that makes it more difficult for him to get into a rhythm? If he’s less comfortable, that could be a problem.
Durant, via Charania:
At least everyone is saying the right things now. That’ll help set a tone for inevitable rough patches.
Plus, winning cures nearly all ills. Even if the Warriors don’t mesh seamlessly, they’re so talented, they could still win plenty as they work out the kinks. That gives them a big advantage over other teams with similar potential sacrifice issues, like the Magic.