Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (GSW) – “Super Splash Bro.” anta

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GSW Shooting Guard: 6’7, 225 lbs; 7th year, Washington State

NBA Role: two-way star Top DOG

Calling Klay Thompson a lights-out shooter & strong defender doesn’t quite do him justice –  if you’re building a modern-day shooting guard, it’s Thompson you want to emulate; believe it or not, Klay gets hot faster than anyone in the NBA – literally impossible to stop once a few shots fall; definition of a pure shooter: can make shots, from anywhere on the floor (crazy heat checks)*, despite varying degrees of difficulty – loves coming hard off pin downs, very good post player & patient finisher; Klay sets his own standard as a ‘rhythm’ player – avoids falling into extended, ice-cold stretches; a little arrogant, which is good? – never changes expression, which is good!; needs to avoid bonehead mistakes – should have the most free reign of his career by default – could set legendary shooting percentages (50% from downtown, perhaps?); had the entire NBA buzzing after exploding for an NBA-record 37 3rd-quarter points v. Sacramento back in January 2015; though he can get a bit overshadowed by his fellow Splash Bro., Thompson is much more of a Top DOG than sidekick (won’t sacrifice his game for anyone) – somehow, is Klay now the most ‘overlooked’** Warrior?

*because a Splash Bros. Heat Check! is the best Heat Check there is!

**such a great “problem” for GS – there’s cases where you’d prefer taking your chances w/ Steph over giving Klay Thompson daylight – add in Durant‘s all-around greatness & Green‘s passing ability/screen setting = wide open looks for Klay

Signature Shot: semi-transition 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 90


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Career: 19.1 points/game, 3.3 rebounds/game, 42% 3FG

NBA Champion (2015) LOB

Olympic Gold Medalist (2016)

3x All-Star (’15-’17) starstarstar

2x All-NBA Third Team (’15, ’16)

Three-Point Shootout Champ (2016)

Son of former NBA Champion, Mychal Thompson • Younger brother of former Pepperdine star Michel Thompson • Older brother of LA Dodgers CF Trayce Thompson…the Thompson family: Athletes on Athletes!

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