Klay Thompson’s Agent Calls Him the Best Two-Way Shooting Guard in the NBA

September 16th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

If the Golden State Warriors hadn't been working on a contract extension with fourth-year guard Klay Thompson before, the negotiating sessions may now be officially underway.

Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, started publicly posturing on his client's behalf and singing Thompson's praises as loudly as he realistically could.

As Duffy told Sam Amick of USA Today, he thinks his client is the NBA's premier two-way shooting guard:

I don't want (Los Angeles Lakers star) Kobe Bryant to go crazy, but there's some uncertainty as to who he is right now (because of injuries that limited him to six games last season). But I think Klay Thompson right now is the top two-way, two-guard in basketball. I think when you look at his body of work, when you look at what he accomplished guarding point guards on a regular basis (last season), I think it's pretty clear.

From a business standpoint, Duffy couldn't have played this any better. He had plenty of reasons to frame this discussion around a 36-year-old Kobe Bryant, who made all of six appearances during the entire 2013-14 season.

"As Duffy knows, comparing his ...

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