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Live updates tonight: Warriors vs. Thunder

Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9), Draymond Green (23) and Stephen Curry (30)  celebrate a basket against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala (9), Draymond Green (23) and Stephen Curry (30) celebrate a basket against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game against the Thunder at Oracle Saturday at 6 p.m. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary.

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Live updates today: Warriors vs. Knicks

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 20: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 20: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game against the Knicks in New York Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary.

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Live updates tonight: Warriors vs. Spurs

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) and Golden State Warriors'  Klay Thompson (11)  struggle for a loose ball in the first half of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green (14) and Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) struggle for a loose ball in the first half of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ big game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland Monday night at 7:30. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary.

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Kings in Sacramento

The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) talks with his brother the Sacramento Kings' Seth Curry (30) following their NBA game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) talks with his brother the Sacramento Kings’ Seth Curry (30) following their NBA game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game Saturday night at 7 in Sacramento against the Kings. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary on the game.

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James Harden on Warriors’ Klay Thompson naming himself top shooting guard: ‘We really know what’s going on’

The Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) reacts to hitting a 3-point shot against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

The Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) reacts to hitting a 3-point shot against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson chose himself over Houston’s James Harden and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler two weeks ago when considering who the best shooting guard was in the NBA.

Harden, whose team hosts the Warriors on Thursday, slightly shook his head and offered his own opinions on the matter.

“People are going to talk,” Harden told reporters Wednesday. “Just let them talk and do what they’re going to do. Whatever gets them excited, whatever gives them that confidence to want to talk, go ahead and do it. But we really know what’s going on.”

Asked about Harden in wake of Thompson’s pick, Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff told reporters, “I think James is pretty good.”

When Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father, was asked on SiriusXM last week to put on his analyst’s hat and evaluate the case for Klay, he mentioned Harden as well.

“He definitely makes the case,” Mychal said of Klay. “So does Harden, so does Jimmy Butler, Bradley Beal every now and then shows up to be the best from week to week. So it all depends on who’s having the best week. But Klay is definitely in the conversation.”

Harden, of course, did some talking of his won in the preseason to NBA.com when reiterating that he still felt he deserved to win the MVP award over Stephen Curry.

“I am the best player in the league. I believe that,” he said. “I thought I was last year, too.”

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Warriors’ Klay Thompson named NBA’s top two-way shooting guard by ESPN’s Jalen Rose

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) goes up for a dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) goes up for a dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, the former NBA guard, is supportive of Klay Thompson choosing himself as the best shooting guard in the league.

“Yes, James Harden is the best shooting guard in the league, but Klay Thompson is the best two-way guard in the league,” Rose said.

Earlier in the week, Rose also spoke highly of Thompson on the Jalen & Jacoby podcast.

“He’s in the conversation, so it’s OK for him to say it,” Rose said of Thompson. “James Harden is the best shooting guard in the league, but what Klay Thompson along with Jimmy Butler have become are the top two-way players in the game. As a performer, he didn’t want to quantify it by saying “two-way.”

“People forget about Klay, and it’s OK for him to speak up for himself. Earlier in the year, he was fighting through a lot of injuries. Now he’s back healthy. He’s a lights-out shooter. He deserves to own that comment.”

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Warriors’ Klay Thompson to root for A’s, Giants after Trayce traded to Dodgers, but brother’s team comes first

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OAKLAND – Warriors guard Klay Thompson’s younger brother, Trayce Thompson, is a Los Angeles Dodger following a three-team trade Wednesday in which he was unloaded by the Chicago White Sox.

That means the 24-year-old Trayce is back in Southern California, where he and his brothers spent part of their childhood. Klay said Los Angeles had a “great market, legendary team.”

“I’ll still support the A’s or the Giants, but the Dodgers will come first when my brother’s playing for ‘em, so I’ll be rooting for him, and it’ll be an exciting time,” said Klay, who had been following trade rumors during the Winter Meetings.

“It’s going to be great for my family if he makes it to LA to come up and see him all the time. It’d be special.”

Trayce hit .295 and five home runs with 16 RBI in 44 games after making his Major League debut with the White Sox last season. Assuming he stays with the Dodgers, they have a crowded outfield.

Klay attended some White Sox games last season and also A’s games as well, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Coliseum in September.