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Klay responds to Aldridge: Warriors 'had a better case' for four All-Stars

Klay responds to Aldridge: Warriors 'had a better case' for four All-Stars

The Warriors are sending four players -- Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson -- to the All-Star Game.

The Spurs will have one represntative -- Kawhi Leonard.

San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge believes "it was wrong" for Golden State to have four selections to the Spurs' one.

"I think he had a case to make it, especially when you have the record they have," Klay Thompson told FS1's Jason Whitlock on Tuesday. "But, I think we had a better case to have four because of our record -- we're still in the single-digit loss column, coming up on the All-Star break -- which is pretty hard to do."

Aldridge is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Over his last six contests, he's registering 15.5 points on 34.7 percent shooting.

The 31-year old was an All-Star each of the previous five seasons.

The Western Conference coaches selected the seven reserves -- Klay, Draymond, DeAndre Jordan, Marc Gasol, Gordon Hayward, DeMarcus Cousins and Russell Westbrook.

"I can't help it -- I'm not gonna argue with it," Klay added. "I'm happy to go with my teammates and my coaching staff. It's gonna be a lot of fun.

"I never thought I'd be on an NBA team with four All-Stars, one being myself. It's pretty surreal and hopefully it won't be the last time."

The Warriors lead the Spurs by four games for the top spot in the West.

Report: Warriors sign former Pacers forward

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Report: Warriors sign former Pacers forward

The Warriors reportedly added a player on Wednesday morning.

Golden State signed Georges Niang to a partially guaranteed contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Warriors already have 15 players with fully guaranteed contracts for next season.

It's possible that Niang ends up signing a two-way contract and spend the majority of the season in Santa Cruz.

Former Oregon big man Chris Boucher inked a two-way deal with the Warriors back in mid-July.

The Pacers selected Niang in the second round (50th overall) of the 2016 draft.

Last year, the power forward appeared in 23 games for Indiana.

He also played in six contests with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants -- averaging 19 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

The Pacers waived Niang last month.

As a senior at Iowa State, he averaged 20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists, while shooting 39 percent from deep.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Steve Nash lashes out against Donald Trump in profanity-filled tweet

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Steve Nash lashes out against Donald Trump in profanity-filled tweet

Donald Trump spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon about the situation in Charlottesville.

He said the following:

"I think there is blame on both sides. What about the 'alt-left' that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right,' do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? I think they do.

"You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now."

Shortly thereafter, Steve Nash tweeted the following:

"To defend white supremacists and then slang his shi**y as* grape juice pretty much sums the man up."

The end.