Since the Warriors signed Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson has been repeatedly asked how many shots he thinks he will have to give up next season in order to cede more shooting opportunities to his new teammate. And that’s a question he’s tired of answering.
“I feel kind of disrespected that people keep using the term sacrifice to describe me and describe us,” Thompson told The Vertical. “We all want to see each other do well. But I’m not sacrificing s---, because my game isn’t changing. I’m still going to try to get buckets, hit shots, come off screens. I want to win and have a fun time every game we play.”
Durant agreed, telling The Vertical, “we want Klay to stay Klay.”
“We don’t want him to change,” Durant said. “The games dictate where the shots come from. I may shoot 12 shots one night; Klay may shoot eight or nine shots one night, and Steph may shoot 25 shots one night. And it could be a different flow another night.”
Adding Durant to the team that already boasted players such as Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green has earned Golden State the distinction of “superteam,” which Thompson thinks will only enhance the Warriors’ chances of winning.
“I wouldn’t have flown to New York when we met KD if it was about sacrificing,” Thompson said. “We knew what we wanted to do, and we talked it out.
“We want to do something historic.”