Cougars A.M. Links: Washington State News 5/10


Happy Friday Cougs! Getting ready to watch the Splash Brothers go back to work tonight in Oakland in what should be a fun Game 3. I tell you what, I’ve really become a #DUBNation fan over these past couple weeks, at least for now. They just play a different brand of basketball than everyone else in the NBA and it’s a joy to watch, because I’ve really fallen off the NBA train over the past couple years outside of the Playoffs. Anyways, here are a couple Coug links to read with lunch!

Basketball

Klay Thompson doesn’t fret much about outside evaluations of his game performances because he knows his most staunch ally is also his toughest critic, and he’s right at the top of the speed dial. It’s his dad, Mychal Thompson, a former NBA No. 1 pick who played 13 seasons in the league and contributed to two Los Angeles Lakers title teams in 1987 and 1988. The younger Thompson calls his father after virtually every game for an assessment of his performance, and he usually gets a tough-love critique.

Ken Bone is perfect this week in NBA playoff predictions. During the Chicago Bulls’ win over the Miami Heat on Monday, the Washington State men’s basketball coach sent a text to assistant Curtis Allen forecasting Nate Robinson’s late-game heroics.

Football

The Washington State Cougars are looking to improve in year two under Mike Leach and climb their way out of the cellar of the Pac 12. There will undoubtedly be improvement on the offensive side of the ball as Connor Halliday and the slew of young receivers forced into action in 2012 gaine experience and a level of comfort in Leach’s high-octane offense.

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