OAKLAND – “They believe Klay Thompson was just too good to pass up.
Golden State drafted the Washington State guard with the 11th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, adding another potent shooter to an already crowded backcourt.
“We like him as a shooter, an athlete and a basketball player,” Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. “He has that NBA skill, and he will develop further skills.”
PHILADELPHIA – Former USC forward Nikola Vucevic has been selected 16th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, becoming the fifth ex-Trojan selected in the first round in the last five years.
Vucevic, a 7-foot, 260-pound two-year starter for the Trojans, worked out in Philadelphia on June 8 and reportedly impressed the team’s brass on and off the court with his work ethic, basketball IQ and inside-outside versatility.
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