Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, left, shoots as Denver Nuggets' Timofey Mozgov defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

“I think Klay is taking another step up this year,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Maybe some of that has to do with his summer performance with Team USA, but you can just tell the confidence that he has.”

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates his sack of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

“That helped me get faster,” said Harris, who dropped a dozen pounds to 188. “If I would have come back at the weight I used to be at, it would have been a lot harder on my knee.”