Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson’s Team USA Experience Will Pay off for Warriors

August 29th, 2014 by Jim Cavan Leave a reply »

Of all the NBA teams that could use one more mini-leap from their two best players to launch themselves squarely into the championship conversation, the Golden State Warriors—with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—fit the bill best.

Luckily for them, the two will have three full weeks of FIBA Basketball World Cup experience at their backs heading into training camp.

Entering the tournament ranked No. 1 in the world, Team USA will look to capture its fourth consecutive gold medal in international competition. 

Despite a loaded backcourt, Curry and Thompson both stand to figure heavily into the rotation—particularly after head coach Mike Krzyzewski eschewed the likes of John Wall, Damian Lillard and Kyle Korver in lieu of more frontcourt depth.

Judging by Krzyzewski’s recent rotational strategy, it seems likely Curry will get the starting nod in a three-guard backcourt along with James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

Thompson, meanwhile, has regularly been one of the first players off the Team USA bench—he presents a combination of pe ...

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