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.

Warriors rookie McCaw starts vs Nets with Durant ruled out

Warriors rookie McCaw starts vs Nets with Durant ruled out

OAKLAND -- With Kevin Durant out of the Warriors lineup Saturday night with swelling in his left pinky finger, rookie wing Pat McCaw will start at forward against Brooklyn at Oracle Arena.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the announcement two hours before tipoff.

As for Durant, the contusion in his left pinky finger, sustained Thursday, is still in the healing process.

“Kevin’s hand is still a little swollen,” Kerr said. “It’s not anything we want to mess around with. We’ve got a long trip coming up, a lot of games. It made sense to give him the night off. We’ll have tomorrow off, flying in to Philadelphia. So hopefully the next couple days it’ll calm down and be fine. It’s kind of a day-to-day thing.”

The decision to start McCaw -- who often competes with Ian Clark for playing time -- was based mostly on how he matches up against the Nets.

“They both have my trust and my confidence,” Kerr said. “Both of them are very effective. It’s depending what we need. If we need ball movement and cutting, I’m more likely to go to Ian. He’s a great back-cutter and he gives our offense flow and he’ll make spot-up shots. If we need some size defensively, we’ll go to Patrick. They’ve both been effective. I wouldn’t say either one is ahead of the other. They’re both going to play.”

Report: Warriors could pursue PG Calderon if bought out by Lakers

Report: Warriors could pursue PG Calderon if bought out by Lakers

While the Warriors appear to like D-League call-up Briante Weber, they could have a chance to add a veteran point guard to that final roster spot.

Weber's second 10-day contract expires after Saturday night's game against the Nets. If the Warriors chose not to sign him for the remainder of the season, they could pursue veteran point guard Jose Calderon.

Calderon, currently under contract with the Lakers, will reportedly be bought out of his deal in the next few days, according to ESPN.

If Calderon hits the open market next week, the Warriors and Rockets could be among the suitors for his services, according to the report.

The 35-year-old veteran is averaging 3.3 points and 2.1 assists in 12.2 minutes over 24 games this season for Luke Walton and the Lakers.