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Klay Thompson

25-Year-Old    SF,SG    Golden State Warriors

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

21.7

REB

3.2

AST

2.9

STL

1.1

BLK

0.8

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Thompson remains a Warrior after speculation that he might be part of a deal to land Kevin Love, but the Thompson lovers in the front office won out. Now, the onus is on Thompson to prove his backers right. The fourth-year guard shot 44 percent from the field and 42 percent ...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 205 lbs   DOB: 2/8/1990  College: Washington State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed four-year, $70 million extension with Golden State in October 2014.

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Thompson is working on improving his pump fake this offseason in an attempt to get to the free-throw line more, and he also wants to improve his rebounding next season, Muho.tv reports.

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Klay Thompson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 GSW 66 24.4 12.5 2.4 2.0 0.7 0.3 1.7 44.3 86.8 1.6 0.4 2.1 4.1 41.4 4.8 10.9 1.2 1.4
2012-13 22 GSW 82 35.8 16.6 3.7 2.2 1.0 0.5 2.6 42.2 84.1 1.9 0.4 3.3 6.4 40.1 6.2 14.7 1.6 1.9
2013-14 23 GSW 81 35.4 18.4 3.1 2.2 0.9 0.5 2.8 44.4 79.5 1.7 0.5 2.6 6.6 41.7 6.9 15.5 1.8 2.3
2014-15 24 GSW 77 31.9 21.7 3.2 2.9 1.1 0.8 3.1 46.3 87.9 1.9 0.4 2.9 7.1 43.9 7.8 16.9 2.9 3.3
Rest Of Season Projections 25 GSW 1 79.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Klay Thompson
Preseason Projections 25 GSW 82 36.1 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Klay Thompson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Klay Thompson NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 37.8 14.8 4.0 1.8 0.4 0.8 1.8 41.9 75.0 0.8 0.2 3.8 6.2 29.0 6.2 14.8 0.6 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 35.3 16.9 3.7 2.2 0.7 0.9 2.5 42.2 87.5 1.2 0.3 3.4 7.4 33.8 6.5 15.4 1.4 1.6
Last 20 Games 20 36.3 18.5 4.0 2.6 0.8 0.9 2.7 45.1 83.3 1.8 0.5 3.6 7.0 38.6 7.2 15.9 1.5 1.8

 

Klay Thompson Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Klay Thompson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard

1.  Klay Thompson

2.  Andre Iguodala

3.  Leandro Barbosa

4.  Brandon Rush

5.  Chris Babb

6.  Jarell Eddie

Golden State Warriors

True Shooting Percentage

59.1%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Klay Thompson has a true shooting percentage of 59.1%.

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Klay Thompson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 GSW 66 36.0 18.5 3.6 3.0 1.1 0.4 2.5 44.3 86.8 2.3 0.5 3.1 6.0 41.4 7.1 16.1 1.8 2.0
2012-13 22 GSW 82 36.0 16.7 3.8 2.2 1.1 0.6 2.6 42.2 84.1 1.9 0.4 3.4 6.4 40.1 6.2 14.8 1.6 1.9
2013-14 23 GSW 81 36.0 18.7 3.1 2.3 0.9 0.5 2.8 44.4 79.5 1.7 0.5 2.6 6.7 41.7 7.0 15.8 1.8 2.3
2014-15 24 GSW 77 36.0 24.5 3.6 3.3 1.3 0.9 3.5 46.3 87.9 2.2 0.4 3.2 8.0 43.9 8.8 19.0 3.3 3.8
Rest Of Season Projections 25 GSW 1 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Klay Thompson
Preseason Projections 25 GSW 82 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Klay Thompson

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Klay Thompson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 GSW 66 1608 826 161 133 49 20 111 44.3 86.8 103 24 137 268 41.4 318 718 79 91
2012-13 22 GSW 82 2936 1359 306 183 86 45 211 42.2 84.1 157 32 274 526 40.1 508 1205 132 157
2013-14 23 GSW 81 2868 1488 249 181 74 37 223 44.4 79.5 135 38 211 535 41.7 559 1259 147 185
2014-15 24 GSW 77 2455 1668 247 222 87 60 239 46.3 87.9 149 27 220 545 43.9 602 1299 225 256
Rest Of Season Projections 25 GSW 1 79 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Klay Thompson
Preseason Projections 25 GSW 82 2961 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Klay Thompson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Klay Thompson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 21 GSW 66 24.4 54.5 52.0 13.4 10.4 1.3 10.2
2012-13 22 GSW 82 35.8 53.3 50.9 11.3 9.7 1.2 13.4
2013-14 23 GSW 81 35.4 55.5 53.3 10.9 8.2 1.3 14.3
2014-15 24 GSW 77 31.9 59.1 55.5 12.5 8.4 1.5 18.3
Rest Of Season Projections 25 GSW 1 79.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Klay Thompson
Preseason Projections 25 GSW 82 36.1 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Klay Thompson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Klay Thompson 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Jun 16 at CLE 25 5 5 2 0 1 2 2 7 0 0 1 3 0 5 6
Jun 14 CLE 40 12 3 2 0 0 1 5 14 1 1 1 4 0 3 5
Jun 11 at CLE 39 9 2 2 0 1 0 4 9 0 0 1 5 0 2 0
Jun 9 at CLE 39 14 5 1 0 1 1 6 16 0 0 2 7 1 4 4
Jun 7 CLE 46 34 5 2 2 1 0 14 28 2 3 4 12 0 5 4
Jun 4 CLE 39 21 6 1 1 2 1 5 14 8 8 3 9 1 5 1
May 27 HOU 22 20 1 4 1 0 0 8 14 0 0 4 6 0 1 5
May 25 at HOU 38 24 3 2 2 0 4 9 21 0 0 6 13 1 2 5
May 23 at HOU 32 17 3 5 1 2 1 6 16 3 4 2 8 0 3 2
May 21 HOU 33 13 4 1 0 1 2 6 15 0 0 1 7 0 4 4
May 19 HOU 33 15 2 4 1 1 2 6 18 2 2 1 7 0 2 5
May 15 at MEM 37 20 8 3 0 0 3 7 13 3 3 3 5 2 6 2
May 13 MEM 39 21 4 5 0 0 2 7 16 4 4 3 4 0 4 1
May 11 at MEM 40 15 2 2 2 1 3 6 15 0 0 3 6 0 2 2
May 9 at MEM 37 20 8 2 1 2 3 8 13 1 4 3 6 2 6 5
May 5 MEM 34 13 4 2 1 1 5 6 15 0 0 1 6 0 4 3
May 3 MEM 38 18 3 6 1 0 4 8 16 0 0 2 5 0 3 1
Apr 25 at NOP 36 25 3 0 1 1 0 10 19 1 1 4 7 0 3 0
Apr 23 at NOP 46 28 6 2 0 2 2 9 21 4 5 6 12 1 5 3
Apr 20 NOP 33 26 3 3 1 0 0 11 17 1 1 3 8 1 2 3
Apr 18 NOP 37 21 1 3 1 2 5 6 17 6 9 3 6 0 1 3
Apr 15 DEN 16 25 3 0 0 1 2 8 12 4 4 5 7 0 3 0
Apr 13 MEM 30 42 5 3 1 0 2 15 20 4 4 8 10 0 5 0
Apr 11 MIN 38 23 2 3 3 0 1 10 25 0 0 3 9 1 1 1
Apr 9 POR 36 26 4 2 1 1 2 10 21 3 4 3 5 0 4 3
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Apr 7 at NOP 30 7 3 1 1 1 4 2 10 2 2 1 5 0 3 2
Apr 5 at SAS 24 6 0 2 1 0 1 3 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
Apr 4 at DAL 28 21 3 3 2 0 2 7 17 2 4 5 10 1 2 4
Apr 2 PHO 32 16 3 6 0 1 0 6 14 2 2 2 7 1 2 1
Mar 31 at LAC 34 25 8 4 1 0 1 8 21 6 7 3 7 2 6 2
Mar 28 at MIL 34 21 5 4 2 1 2 8 17 2 2 3 8 1 4 3
Mar 27 at MEM 27 28 2 1 1 0 0 10 17 2 2 6 9 0 2 2
Mar 24 at POR 25 16 2 2 1 1 0 6 13 3 3 1 3 0 2 1
Mar 23 WAS 18 8 1 3 1 0 1 3 9 2 2 0 5 0 1 0
Mar 21 UTA                                
Mar 20 NOP                                
Mar 18 ATL                                
Mar 16 LAL 35 26 3 1 0 1 0 10 22 3 3 3 9 0 3 3
Mar 14 NYK 26 27 2 2 0 0 0 9 17 3 3 6 10 0 2 1
Mar 13 at DEN                                
Mar 11 DET 35 27 2 3 1 1 2 11 19 2 2 3 6 0 2 1
Mar 9 at PHO 31 25 2 3 0 1 2 8 19 5 5 4 8 0 2 1
Mar 8 LAC 30 21 1 2 0 1 2 9 13 0 0 3 5 0 1 1
Mar 6 DAL 31 16 1 2 0 1 4 5 14 4 5 2 5 0 1 2
Mar 4 MIL 36 17 0 5 3 0 1 5 16 4 4 3 8 0 0 3
Mar 2 at BKN 31 7 4 5 1 0 1 3 17 0 0 1 9 0 4 0
Mar 1 at BOS 38 20 5 2 1 1 0 9 23 0 0 2 10 0 5 2
Feb 27 at TOR 28 25 1 5 1 1 0 9 18 2 2 5 8 0 1 2
Feb 26 at CLE 34 13 7 4 0 3 3 5 13 0 0 3 5 1 6 1
Feb 24 at WAS 35 17 1 4 5 0 3 7 13 2 2 1 2 0 1 2
Feb 22 at IND 37 39 3 0 0 0 2 12 28 10 10 5 13 0 3 1
Feb 20 SAS 33 20 3 3 0 0 3 7 17 3 4 3 7 0 3 1
Feb 11 at MIN 30 14 2 0 0 2 3 5 14 1 2 3 7 0 2 0
Feb 9 at PHI 29 13 2 3 1 0 3 4 14 4 4 1 6 0 2 1
Feb 7 at NYK 38 16 4 2 0 0 2 5 22 4 4 2 6 1 3 0
Feb 6 at ATL 36 29 4 5 2 1 3 11 20 3 4 4 8 0 4 2
Feb 4 DAL 34 18 0 5 2 0 3 7 17 0 0 4 10 0 0 0
Feb 3 at SAC 24 14 1 1 1 0 2 6 12 0 0 2 5 0 1 0
Jan 31 PHO 33 22 3 4 0 2 5 9 17 1 1 3 9 0 3 2
Jan 30 at UTA 31 12 2 0 0 0 1 5 10 2 2 0 3 0 2 2
Jan 27 CHI 44 30 10 2 1 0 4 13 27 0 1 4 10 3 7 2
Jan 25 BOS 32 31 2 1 0 0 1 11 19 6 8 3 7 1 1 4
Jan 23 SAC 33 52 2 5 4 2 4 16 25 9 10 11 15 0 2 3
Jan 21 HOU 31 27 3 5 4 0 0 10 21 4 4 3 8 3 0 2
Jan 19 DEN 23 22 3 3 1 0 0 7 13 4 4 4 8 0 3 0
Jan 17 at HOU 31 27 5 2 1 5 1 9 15 6 9 3 5 0 5 0
Jan 16 at OKC 33 32 4 4 0 0 3 12 22 5 6 3 6 2 2 1
Jan 14 MIA 33 19 4 1 1 2 1 7 17 2 2 3 9 0 4 1
Jan 13 at UTA 27 12 4 3 0 0 1 5 8 0 0 2 2 0 4 1
Jan 9 CLE 30 24 4 2 2 1 1 8 17 4 4 4 10 1 3 3
Jan 7 IND 40 40 4 3 1 1 2 14 25 6 6 6 11 0 4 1
Jan 5 OKC 19 19 3 0 1 1 3 6 12 4 5 3 5 0 3 4
Jan 2 TOR 29 20 2 1 2 3 3 8 13 0 0 4 6 0 2 4
Dec 30 PHI 24 14 3 3 1 0 4 6 14 0 0 2 8 0 3 2
Dec 27 MIN 24 21 5 4 1 0 2 8 15 1 2 4 9 0 5 2
Dec 25 at LAC 37 15 3 3 2 1 3 6 18 1 2 2 10 0 3 2
Dec 23 at LAL 30 18 3 1 1 1 1 6 15 2 2 4 8 1 2 1
Dec 22 SAC 28 25 2 3 1 0 1 10 16 3 3 2 4 0 2 0
Dec 18 OKC 35 19 2 5 1 1 1 7 15 3 3 2 4 0 2 0
Dec 16 at MEM 40 22 2 0 1 1 2 8 16 2 2 4 5 0 2 1
Dec 14 at NOP 42 29 4 3 1 3 3 10 22 7 9 2 7 0 4 3
Dec 13 at DAL 41 25 5 3 1 1 2 10 21 0 0 5 11 0 5 3
Dec 10 HOU 35 21 4 4 1 2 4 8 18 4 4 1 8 0 4 2
Dec 8 at MIN 30 21 1 3 0 0 1 7 15 4 4 3 6 0 1 2
Dec 6 at CHI 38 24 5 5 2 2 2 9 23 4 4 2 8 0 5 3
Dec 4 NOP 33 23 4 5 2 1 2 8 16 2 4 5 8 1 3 0
Dec 2 ORL 35 20 6 5 2 0 1 8 16 0 0 4 8 0 6 1
Nov 30 at DET 35 15 3 2 1 0 3 5 11 3 3 2 2 0 3 1
Nov 28 at CHA 35 17 5 4 3 1 1 7 22 0 0 3 5 2 3 3
Nov 26 at ORL 25 12 4 2 2 1 3 6 14 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Nov 25 at MIA 38 24 4 3 0 1 3 10 19 1 2 3 7 1 3 5
Nov 23 at OKC 38 20 8 5 0 0 0 6 20 4 4 4 11 1 7 0
Nov 21 UTA 23 14 1 2 2 0 0 6 11 1 2 1 5 0 1 1
Nov 16 at LAL 29 18 3 3 0 3 2 5 11 6 6 2 7 0 3 3
Nov 15 CHA 27 21 4 5 3 1 2 7 13 3 3 4 6 1 3 1
Nov 13 BKN 36 25 4 2 2 0 2 8 22 5 6 4 9 2 2 0
Nov 11 SAS 40 29 5 4 1 0 4 9 17 6 6 5 6 0 5 0
Nov 9 at PHO                                
Nov 8 at HOU 31 11 4 6 0 0 4 3 16 5 8 0 6 0 4 3
Nov 5 LAC 30 19 1 1 0 2 1 7 13 2 2 3 4 0 1 4
Nov 2 at POR 34 29 1 1 3 1 2 11 22 4 4 3 7 0 1 2
Nov 1 LAL 34 41 5 2 0 0 1 14 18 8 9 5 7 0 5 2
Oct 29 at SAC 38 19 2 6 2 1 5 4 14 9 10 2 8 0 2 1

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Klay Thompson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thompson averaged 21.7 points, 3.1 three-pointers, 3.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 1.1 steals in 32 minutes per game through 77 games in 2014-15.

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Thompson was kneed in the thigh in Game 2, but it was not enough of a concern for him to be put on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's Game 3, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! reports.

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Thompson shouldered the load of the Warriors' offense in their 95-93 Game 2 overtime loss on Sunday. The All-Star guard scored a team-high 34 points (14-28 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 2-3 FT), grabbed five rebounds, dished out two assists, secured two steals, and blocked one shot in a team-high 46 minutes.

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Thompson (concussion) labored through his first game since clearing the NBA's concussion protocol. He scored 21 points (5-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 8-8 FT), grabbed six rebounds, blocked two shots, notched an assist, and recorded one steal in 39 minutes during Thursday's Game 1 win.

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Thompson (concussion) has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Thompson (concussion) went through a full practice Tuesday and "looked good," according to coach Steve Kerr, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Thompson (concussion) will be re-evaluated Tuesday following Monday's workout, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

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Thompson's (concussion) father indicated Monday that he hasn't been cleared by doctors yet but that Thompson is doing well and should be ready for Game 1 on Thursday, Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Thompson is "progressing well" in his recovery from the concussion he suffered in last Wednesday's Game 5 win over the Rockets, and the Warriors expect him to be ready for Thursday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Thompson (head) has cleared tests and does not have a concussion, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

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Thompson will be shut down for two-to-three days while recovering from taking an inadvertent knee to the head in Wednesday's Game 5 win over Houston, Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Thompson was able to improve his overall production during his second season with the Warriors, raising his per game scoring (16.6), rebounds (3.7) and assists (2.2) while only noticing a slight decline in his shooting percentages. Already regarded as one of the league's best three-point shooters, the potential exists within Thompson to light it up on any given night, though consistency issues seem to have dogged his development at this stage of his career. There were 16 instances in the regular season in which he failed to reach double-figures in scoring, capping most of his fantasy utility on those particular nights since he's not a standout contributor in any other counting stats category. The offseason acquisition of Andre Iguodala muddles the Warriors' picture a bit on the wing, as Thompson, Iguodala and promising second-year swingman Harrison Barnes all bring intriguing skill sets to the table. Although it may contribute to a slight decrease in minutes for all three parties, the arrival of Iguodala, a top-flight defender on the wing, should allow Thompson to focus on what he does best: shooting. With Stephen Curry continuing to command the Warriors' breakneck offense, Thompson should come close to, if not surpass, the 6.4 threes per game he attempted last season. An increase on the 40 percent mark from three-point land he posted last season would vault him further up the shooting guard rankings as well.

2012-13

The midseason trade of Monta Ellis opened the door for Thompson, who averaged 17.0 points and two three-pointers per game after the All-Star break. In leagues that take into account shooting percentages, Thompson provided quality returns, shooting a sublime .440/.397/.867 across the board. As he enters his sophomore campaign, the biggest challenge for Thompson will be finding his way with a slew of returning players in the mix. Thompson’s ascension came mostly while the Warriors were without the services of Stephen Curry (ankle injury), Andrew Bogut (ankle) and to a lesser extent, David Lee (groin). With those players back in the fold, and the addition of Harrison Barnes in the draft, Thompson probably won’t have as many touches on offense as he did in the waning months of last season. However, he still seems destined to be undervalued by those who glance solely at his overall statistics from last season, which are skewed downward from when Thompson was riding the pine early in his rookie year. He’ll need to bring up his assist and rebound totals while maintaining his late-season scoring numbers in order to take the next step, but Thompson certainly has the potential to raise his game in 2012-13.

2011-12

Thompson has been impressing early on in training camp, and head coach Mark Jackson vows the rookie will play. How much playing time can we expect with Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry around is a good question. At this point, he’s third in the guard rotation and has the size (6-7) to be a matchup problem for most twos. He could also get some minutes at small forward but is more of a shooting guard at this stage of his career. Thompsons comfortable handling the ball and setting up others, though his ability to score in a variety of ways means he’ll be filling it up as the Warriors’ main scoring option off the bench. His defense is not quite there yet, but he’s not alone in that respect on the Golden State roster.