The newly minted Golden State Warrior said he was not seeking an easier path to a championship by leaving the Thunder. “Hopefully everybody understands,” he said.
Stewart, a four-time national champion, is learning to deal with losing and the pressure of high expectations in a league that can use a breakout star.
The 12-time N.B.A. All-Star is slowly building a label of his own.
Center Guillermo Hernangomez and forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, veterans of the league where Kristaps Porzingis played, both reached deals to join him in New York.
Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether they truly wanted him as a teammate.
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