OAKLAND – Warriors executive board member Jerry West, one of the greatest guards in NBA, history, believes Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson form the best backcourt in the league.
“I saw an article in USA Today saying we have the best backcourt,” West said Wednesday. “I truly believe that.”
West, who advocated keeping the Splash Brothers together amidst trade discussions involving Thompson, once was part of a sweet-shooting backcourt with the Los Angeles Lakers alongside Gail Goodrich.
“It’s nice to have two young guys like that in the backcourt who know that maybe you don’t have to ever change for a long time, but we’re thrilled to have our backcourt,” West said.
West said after watching the first day of training camp that Thompson was the best player in those two sessions.
“Oh my goodness, his improvement is remarkable,” said West, who led the charge to draft Thompson. “I mean, remarkable.
“I mean, he was in the lane here all day.”
Thompson, who has spoken of a need to go to the basket more often, said it was “cool” West thinks highly of him. He didn’t care to weigh in on the backcourt debate that was touched off by Bradley Beal declaring Washington’s was the best with him and John Wall.
“Well there no games yet, so, you know, media’s got to talk about something,” Thompson said.