OAKLAND –- With the Warriors among the teams examining their options in the pursuit of Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, one name being tossed about is giving Warriors fans pause.
Many would like to keep Klay Thompson, even it means missing out on Love.
All-Star point guard Stephen Curry seems to feel the same way, making it evident on Thursday that he'd like to keep playing alongside Thompson, who is blossoming into a likely All-Star.
"I definitely want him to continue to be my backcourt mate and keep pushing," Curry said, "keep growing together and not to waste the nickname."
The nickname to which Curry alludes, the "Splash Brothers," has become synonymous with the Curry-Thompson duo being the league's top sharpshooting teammates, their long-distance jump shots splashing through nets around the NBA.
While Thompson's name is speculated as part of a potential package that could land Love in trade, so are teammates David Lee and Harrison Barnes.
Thompson, however, would be the most reluctant inclusion in any deal. He's valued highly by CEO Joe Lacob, as well as board member Jerry West and general manager Bob Myers.
And, of course, Curry.
"I love playing with him," Curry said. "He makes me better. I try to make him better. How much better he's gotten since Day 1 is kind of scary. He's such a great two-way player. He hasn't come anywhere close to hitting the ceiling."