5 Biggest takeaways from Klay Thompson's Mavericks introductory press conference

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After a little over a week after the Dallas Mavericks completed a sign-and-trade to acquire Klay Thompson, the Mavericks had their introductory press conference for Thompson alongside Naji Marshall who they inked to a three-year deal and Quentin Grimes who they acquired in a trade for Tim Hardaway Jr..

It was obvious that Thompson was excited to join the Mavs after being in the Golden State Warriors organization for 13 years.

Thompson had a lot to say about joining forces with the Mavs to be their third star after the team came off losing in the 2024 NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics.

5 Biggest takeaways from Klay Thompson's Mavericks introductory press conference

While in the introductory press conference with the Mavs, Thompson is looking forward to being in Dallas, and said positive things about being in Texas.

Here are the five biggest takeaways from Klay Thompson's introductory press conference with the Dallas Mavericks.

5. Klay Thompson shares a bond with Kyrie Irving

When a player joins a new team in free agency, it can be uncertain to how a player will react with the players on the team. For Thompson, that's not the case with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.

Even with Thompson beating Irving in two previous NBA Finals, Thompson is ready to get to work with Irving in Dallas. The two were both drafted in 2011 and played on two Team USA teams together.

"I've always been a fan of Kai's game," Thompson said. "And, guarding him was hell, so, it's nice to be on the other end of that for once. And, see other defenders get loose and shook by him. That's gonna be a good site to see."

It's obvious that Thompson is ready to move on to play with another elite point guard in Irving. The two have chemistry from their USA days and Thompson is ready to work now. And with Doncic too, the three of them together will be a strong presence on the court at all times. Having three elite scorers will scare teams at all times.

Irving also helped recruit Thompson to Dallas, and they will likely be good friends on and off the floor.