'It Would Be Awesome to Make All-Defensive Team'


Klay Thompson says making an NBA All-Defensive team has "always been a goal" of his.

It is one that has so far, eluded the five-time All-Star.

Thompson, 29, is not losing sleep over it, though, as he knows that "the love of the media and fans can be fickle."

per The Mercury News:

"It's always been a goal of mine. "Thompson said following morning shootaround. "It would be awesome to make all-defensive team before it's all done and done."

The Warriors have said this should have They said it last season.

"I'm not a steals guy, but we have some great defenders on this team. We've been in first place for four years, "said Thompson. "So at the end of the day we have some great defenders. It's not fair with this team. We got guys playing that side of the ball. "

Warriors coach Steve Kerr jokingly told reporters "it's all your fault" and wondered if Thompson's offensive credentials overshadow his defense. But Kerr also conceded "There's a lot of guys out there that are really good; these things are really difficult. "

"I just try to play my game," said Thompson. "It is nice to be talked about in a good light. At the end of the day, the love of the media and fans can be fickle just because it's so game-to-game. We live in a time where it's done for me lately. You can not get caught up in the love right now. "

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