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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden off-season

Sam Amick Klay Thompson leapt out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn.

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Steph Curry and Klay Thompson lead Golden State Warriors to victory over Utah Jazz

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry strips the ball from Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson in Oakland.

Diamond Leung Down two assistant coaches, and despite all the "chatter" surrounding the team that coach Mark Jackson pointed to, the Golden State Warriors continue to roll.

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Golden State Warriors Fire Mark Jackson

John Branch Continuing an NBA trend of teams firing coaches after successful, 50-victory seasons, the Golden State Warriors fired Jackson on Tuesday.

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Spurning New York Knicks, Steve Kerr Reaches Deal To Coach Golden State Warriors

Steve Kerr stunned the New York Knicks on Wednesday by agreeing to a deal to become the coach of the Golden State Warriors.

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Andrew Bogut calls Stephen A Smith a 'wanker' over criticism of the Golden State Warriors centre

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Roy Ward Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut has lashed out at controversial ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, calling him a 'wanker'.

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NBA: Kevin Durant scores 54 as Oklahoma City Thunder shoot past Golden State Warriors

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant flips on his head after being fouled by Houston Rockets' Aaron Brooks during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In a day of key games for the top NBA teams in the West, Oklahoma City beat Golden State 127-121 with Kevin Durant scoring a career-high 54 points.

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NBA: Charlotte Bobcats upset Golden State Warriors with Kemba Walker starring

DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 03: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Bobcats dribbles the ball past Jose Calderon #8 of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on December 3, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half as Charlotte overcame Stephen Curry's 43 points to beat Golden State 115-111 on Monday night in the NBA.

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NBA: Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob goes from villain to hero

Rob Gloster Joe Lacob leaped out of his courtside seat as the final shot arched toward the basket. As it swished through for a Golden State victory, the venture capitalist and Warriors owner danced onto the...

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NBA: Andrew Bogut monsters LA Clippers as Golden State Warriors record big win

Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut (12) scores past Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Australian Boomers centre Andrew Bogut grabbed a monster 17 rebounds as Golden State crushed Western Conference rivals the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 on Thursday.

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Andrew Bogut hits back at Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson over injury question

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The cause of Andrew Bogut's shoulder injury has sparked a bizarre war of words between the Australian NBA centre and his Golden State coach Mark Jackson.

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Golden State Warriors looking at trades as NBA deadline looms

Charlotte Bobcats? Kemba Walker (15) scores against Golden State Warriors? Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Sam Amick With the February 20 NBA trade deadline nearing, count the Golden State Warriors among the long list of teams still looking to improve their roster.

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Golden State Warriors' Steve Blake trade could pay dividends

Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Blake, right, takes an elbow in the face from Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams, right, as he passes the ball of to Jordan Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Sam Amick For once in this 2013-14 season in which the lay of the land in the NBA was more lopsided than ever, the Eastern Conference was better than the West.

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Toronto Raptors upset Golden State Warriors to boost playoff charge

Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas, center, battles for a rebound with Washington Wizards' Trevor Booker, left, and Marcin Gortat during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

DeMar DeRozan led the way with a team-high 32 points as the Toronto Raptors avenged an embarrassing December defeat to the Golden State Warriors.

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Andrew Bogut stars as Golden State Warriors rack up ninth straight win

Washington Wizards forward Jan Vesely (24), from the Czech Republic, steals the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12), from Australia, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Washington. The Warriors won 112-96, for their ninth win in a row. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Russell Jackson Andrew Bogut is enjoying the longest winning run of his career as the Golden State Warriors continued their hot streak against Washington to make it nine straight NBA wins.

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Andrew Bogut ready to bounce back to best in NBA with Golden State Warriors

DENVER, CO - APRIL 20:  Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors is fouled by Kosta Koufos #41 of the Denver Nuggets during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Not much frightens Andrew Bogut these days. Not another injury scare. Nor the prospect of testing free agency.

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Australian Boomer Joe Ingles links with NBA's Clippers

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Star Boomers small forward Joe Ingles has reportedly sealed a deal to join NBA franchise the Los Angeles Clippers.

New York Knicks owner James Dolan taking a new track and a new tack

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: James Dolan attends TAO Downtown Grand Opening on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TAO Downtown)

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Scott Cacciola New York Knicks owner James Dolan is taking a new tack in his bid to break the New York Knicks' NBA title drought.

US to meet Mexico in World Cup last 16

Australian-born Kyrie Irving (R) vies with Ukraine's guard Eugene

Zoran Milosavljevic Holders United States and hosts Spain ended the Basketball World Cup preliminary stage with 5-0 records after emphatic wins on Thursday that pitted them against modest opposition in the first...

NBA schedule pits San Antonio Spurs against Dallas Mavericks to launch 2014-15 season

Defending champions: Ageless veteran Tim Duncan and his San Antonio Spurs will open their season against Dallas.

Mark Lamport-Stokes Tim Duncan and the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 28 as part of a triple-header to launch the 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association (NBA)...

Young Aussies Ben Simmons, Thon Maker top US high school prospects poll, tipped for NBA success

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Peter Mitchell A poll of US coaches has named the top high school basketball prospects in America - and it's extraordinary news for Australia.