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- Sever Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse Faculty of Public Communications at Syracuse College and joined ESPNChicago.com for its originate in April 2009.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson realized he hadn’t been chosen to an All-NBA team while he was being interviewed by newshounds Thursday, and the shock on the face of the Golden Command Warriors‘ assuredly unflappable swingman urged the story.
As well to the sting of the snub, Thompson could well no longer be eligible this summer season to signal a five-yr supermax contract rate $221 million. He’ll in its place be eligible for a five-yr max deal rate $191 million with the Warriors as soon as he becomes a free agent on July 1.
“I did no longer? It already came out?” Thompson stated after Thursday’s relate, before being urged that he just missed being chosen for the third team. “I point out that is wintry and all nonetheless admire must you glide to five straight Finals, I admire these guys nonetheless must you glide to five straight it takes more than only a pair All-NBA guys. Or no longer it is admire an all-time team, nonetheless whatever, I would moderately have interaction a championship than be third-team All-NBA, so it is all upright.”
Every Thompson and the Warriors dangle stated in the midst of the season that they were hopeful about getting a brand contemporary deal executed after the season ends. Warriors proprietor Joe Lacob no longer too lengthy ago urged ESPN that he hoped Thompson and Warriors guard Stephen Curry could well be with the organization “forever.”
The All-NBA teams are chosen by a panel of media contributors, who make a selection two guards, two forwards and one heart for each of the first, 2nd and third teams.
“It is what it is,” Thompson stated, when requested if he disliked the truth that All-NBA balloting weighs so carefully on doable additional cash in contracts. “I can not preserve a watch on it. Develop I judge there is that many guards greater than me in the league? No. Nonetheless that is the reason we’re peaceful enjoying so I make no longer even desire to procure into it indubitably.”
The easygoing Thompson relayed a assured solution when requested how he’s ready to let the contract implications roll off his lend a hand so with out jam.
“Rings,” he stated.
Thompson’s teammate Draymond Green equipped more pointed commentary when it comes to how the votes played out. When requested about Thompson making the NBA’s All-Defensive 2nd team, Green was like a flash with a response.
“He must were first [team],” Green stated.
Green, who also made the All-Defensive 2nd team, was requested for his dangle response about making that team.
“Or no longer it is a beautiful wintry 2nd team to be on,” Green stated. “There’s some rattling upright defenders on that 2nd team.”
Is the 2nd team greater than the first team?
“I ain’t going to claim that,” Green stated. “Nonetheless that lineup looked upright on that 2nd team, so it is all upright.”