SG Rank – #4
Position – SG | 6′ 7″, 215 lbs | Golden State Warriors
Born – Feb 8, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA
Drafted – 2011: 1st Rnd, 11th by GS
College – Washington State
Experience – 4 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Sauping R. Arguello – Thompson is one of the best two way guards in the league and will only continue to improve. His shot selection at times is questionable but his work ethic is not. He will be hungry to help the Warriors repeat this season.
Ben Buchanan – Thompson is one of the NBA’s elite shooters. Don’t believe me? Watch him score 37 points in one quarter (an NBA record) against the Kings. Thompson is Steph Curry’s partner in crime, as they’ve deemed themselves the “Splash Bro’s”. Thompson averaged 21.7 ppg last season while only playing 31 mpg. He also shot an insane 44 percent from the three-point line, just above his equally insane mark of 42 percent for his career.
Thompson can score with the best of the best, but what makes him such a special player is not just his offensive game, he’s one of the NBA’s best defenders. Thompson consistently locks down the opponent’s best wing player on a night to night basis. On top of all of this, he’s only 25 and hasn’t even reached his full potential yet.
Jr. Williams – Klay Thompson has emerged as one of best sharpshooters in the league during the 2014-15 season, and he’s an offensive nightmare when left open virtually anywhere on the court. Defensively, I’d have to disagree with Ben Buchanan. I don’t think he’s anywhere close to being an elite defender, as James Harden virtually had his way with him during the 2015 NBA Playoffs. In the end I believe what Thompson lacks defensively, he makes up offensively. He made his first All-Star appearance last season and helped the Warriors win their first title in over 40 years. The only question is what’s the next milestone for him as a player?