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Klay Thompson

27-Year-Old       Golden State Warriors

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

22.3

REB

3.7

AST

2.1

STL

0.8

BLK

0.5

2017-18 NBA Projections

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It was thought that Thompson might have to sacrifice some of his production after the Warriors added Kevin Durant to their star-studded lineup last season, but the shooting guard ended up submitting what was essentially a repeat of his previous two All-Star campaigns. In fac...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 215 lbs   DOB: 2/8/1990  College: Washington State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Klay Thompson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $68.97 million contract extension with the Warriors in October of 2014.

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Thompson managed 11 points (4-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 34 minutes during Monday's 129-120 win over the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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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
2015-16 25 GSW 80 33.3 22.1 3.8 2.1 0.8 0.6 3.5 47.0 87.3 1.7 0.4 3.4 8.1 42.5 8.1 17.3 2.4 2.8
2016-17 26 GSW 78 34.0 22.3 3.7 2.1 0.8 0.5 3.4 46.8 85.3 1.6 0.6 3.0 8.3 41.4 8.3 17.6 2.4 2.8
2017-18 Projections 27 GSW 80 33.6 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Klay Thompson

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2016-17 NBA Game Log   Klay Thompson
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 22 @SAS 115-129 34 10 6 1 0 0 0 3 13 3 4 1 5 0 6 2
May 20 @SAS 108-120 36 17 6 2 0 0 0 7 15 0 0 3 6 1 5 2
May 16 SAS 136-100 29 11 6 4 0 0 3 4 10 1 1 2 5 1 5 1
May 14 SAS 113-111 39 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 11 1 2 1 3 1 3 5
May 8 @UTA 95-121 33 21 2 1 2 0 5 9 16 2 2 1 3 0 2 4
May 6 @UTA 91-102 39 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 9 4 4 0 4 0 1 3
May 4 UTA 115-104 36 14 6 6 2 0 1 6 13 0 0 2 4 1 5 2
May 2 UTA 106-94 31 15 2 2 0 0 0 6 13 0 0 3 8 0 2 2
Apr 24 @POR 103-128 30 18 2 1 0 0 0 6 13 3 4 3 5 0 2 0
Apr 22 @POR 113-119 41 24 2 0 3 0 2 8 21 4 6 4 9 0 2 4
Apr 19 POR 110-81 31 16 2 2 0 1 5 6 17 1 1 3 8 1 1 2
Apr 16 POR 121-109 35 15 3 2 1 1 2 6 16 2 2 1 6 2 1 1
Apr 12 LAL 109-94 26 12 2 2 2 0 0 4 12 3 4 1 5 1 1 0
Apr 10 UTA 99-105 Did Not Play
Apr 8 NOP 123-101 27 20 3 2 0 1 0 5 16 7 7 3 9 1 2 0
Apr 5 @PHO 111-120 36 22 7 2 1 1 2 9 22 2 3 2 9 1 6 3
Apr 4 MIN 121-107 33 41 2 3 2 1 1 13 24 8 9 7 14 0 2 2
Apr 2 WAS 139-115 33 23 1 3 1 1 2 9 20 1 1 4 10 0 1 2
Mar 31 HOU 107-98 36 20 8 4 2 1 1 8 20 0 0 4 9 1 7 3
Mar 29 @SAS 98-110 35 23 2 0 0 1 0 9 16 1 1 4 9 0 2 2
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Mar 28 @HOU 106-113 37 25 5 1 2 2 2 10 20 0 0 5 12 0 5 3
Mar 26 MEM 106-94 35 31 2 1 0 0 1 12 18 0 0 7 11 0 2 1
Mar 24 SAC 114-100 30 8 4 0 0 1 1 3 14 0 0 2 7 0 4 2
Mar 21 @DAL 87-112 32 23 3 3 3 0 2 9 15 0 0 5 8 0 3 1
Mar 20 @OKC 95-111 32 34 6 2 2 0 1 12 21 3 3 7 15 1 5 2
Mar 18 MIL 117-92 34 21 3 1 0 1 0 9 16 0 1 3 6 2 1 1
Mar 16 ORL 122-92 29 29 4 5 0 1 3 12 20 0 0 5 9 0 4 1
Mar 14 PHI 106-104 38 28 2 1 0 0 1 10 22 3 3 5 9 1 1 1
Mar 11 @SAS 107-85 Did Not Play
Mar 10 @MIN 103-102 36 30 5 2 1 0 2 12 22 3 4 3 6 0 5 1
Mar 8 BOS 86-99 34 25 6 1 1 2 2 11 23 1 2 2 8 1 5 2
Mar 6 @ATL 111-119 30 13 0 3 0 1 2 5 12 1 2 2 8 0 0 3
Mar 5 @NYK 105-112 37 29 4 1 1 0 1 8 21 9 9 4 9 2 2 1
Mar 2 @CHI 94-87 37 13 1 1 0 0 2 5 22 2 2 1 11 0 1 1
Feb 28 @WAS 112-108 38 16 3 2 2 0 1 5 20 3 4 3 13 0 3 3
Feb 27 @PHI 108-119 36 21 3 2 2 0 2 7 17 4 4 3 9 1 2 1
Feb 25 BKN 112-95 31 24 4 4 0 1 1 8 18 6 6 2 5 0 4 1
Feb 23 LAC 123-113 31 18 0 4 0 0 1 7 12 2 2 2 5 0 0 0
Feb 15 SAC 109-86 31 35 5 4 2 0 0 12 18 4 7 7 12 2 3 1
Feb 13 @DEN 132-110 Did Not Play
Feb 11 @OKC 114-130 33 26 1 0 1 0 3 7 12 7 8 5 8 1 0 3
Feb 10 @MEM 107-122 38 36 1 3 0 0 1 13 23 2 2 8 15 0 1 5
Feb 8 CHI 123-92 29 28 5 3 0 0 3 10 18 2 2 6 9 0 5 2
Feb 4 @SAC 109-106 43 26 5 1 1 0 3 10 25 2 2 4 11 3 2 1
Feb 2 @LAC 120-133 33 21 7 2 0 0 2 9 19 0 0 3 6 3 4 2
Feb 1 CHA 126-111 33 29 5 8 1 2 1 10 19 3 3 6 10 1 4 1
Jan 29 @POR 111-113 35 27 6 2 1 1 0 6 21 13 15 2 6 1 5 0
Jan 28 LAC 144-98 27 16 1 1 1 0 2 7 11 0 1 2 3 0 1 1
Jan 25 @CHA 103-113 32 19 5 1 1 1 1 5 14 7 7 2 8 1 4 2
Jan 23 @MIA 105-102 37 22 5 1 2 1 2 8 18 3 4 3 8 0 5 4
Jan 22 @ORL 98-118 34 21 5 1 0 1 3 7 14 0 0 7 9 0 5 1
Jan 20 @HOU 108-125 34 16 1 1 1 0 2 7 19 0 0 2 10 0 1 1
Jan 18 OKC 121-100 30 14 4 3 1 1 1 5 12 1 2 3 5 1 3 2
Jan 16 CLE 126-91 31 26 4 0 0 1 2 8 17 5 5 5 11 0 4 5
Jan 12 DET 127-107 36 23 3 3 2 0 1 9 15 1 4 4 5 1 2 3
Jan 10 MIA 107-95 Did Not Play
Jan 8 @SAC 106-117 36 18 6 2 0 0 5 8 19 1 2 1 7 1 5 3
Jan 6 MEM 119-128 42 17 6 2 0 0 0 7 17 1 3 2 6 3 3 1
Jan 4 POR 125-117 37 14 3 1 3 2 2 5 15 3 3 1 7 0 3 3
Jan 2 DEN 127-119 37 25 5 1 0 1 0 9 19 3 3 4 7 0 5 1
Dec 30 DAL 108-99 36 29 4 2 1 1 2 11 19 2 2 5 11 0 4 0
Dec 28 TOR 121-111 35 21 6 2 1 2 2 8 18 0 0 5 7 1 5 3
Dec 25 @CLE 109-108 41 24 2 1 1 1 2 9 16 1 2 5 11 0 2 1
Dec 23 @DET 113-119 37 17 3 2 1 0 3 6 14 2 2 3 8 0 3 0
Dec 22 @BKN 101-117 35 23 5 2 4 0 2 9 24 0 0 5 10 0 5 0
Dec 20 UTA 104-74 31 17 5 1 1 0 1 8 13 0 0 1 3 0 5 0
Dec 17 POR 135-90 25 16 0 2 0 1 0 7 15 1 1 1 4 0 0 0
Dec 15 NYK 103-90 32 25 5 4 1 0 2 10 17 1 1 4 10 2 3 2
Dec 13 @NOP 109-113 37 17 3 3 0 2 2 6 16 3 4 2 8 1 2 2
Dec 11 @MIN 108-116 39 30 6 2 1 1 2 11 21 4 4 4 12 2 4 2
Dec 10 @MEM 110-89 31 8 1 0 1 0 0 4 14 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
Dec 8 @UTA 99-106 28 10 6 2 0 0 3 5 13 0 0 0 4 2 4 4
Dec 7 @LAC 98-115 35 24 4 3 0 0 1 8 18 5 5 3 6 2 2 1
Dec 5 IND 142-106 29 60 2 1 0 0 0 21 33 10 11 8 14 0 2 0
Dec 3 PHO 138-109 34 26 5 3 2 1 2 10 17 0 0 6 7 1 4 1
Dec 1 HOU 127-132 47 15 6 3 0 0 2 4 20 4 6 3 13 0 6 1
Nov 28 ATL 105-100 37 20 4 2 1 1 2 8 18 1 1 3 6 2 2 3
Nov 26 MIN 115-102 38 23 6 2 1 0 2 9 17 1 2 4 9 1 5 1
Nov 25 @LAL 85-109 33 18 7 0 0 0 1 7 17 3 4 1 6 0 7 1
Nov 23 LAL 149-106 24 26 2 2 0 0 1 9 14 4 4 4 7 0 2 4
Nov 21 @IND 83-120 26 25 1 0 2 0 2 10 18 1 2 4 10 0 1 3
Nov 19 @MIL 121-124 38 29 3 2 0 0 3 9 17 6 6 5 10 0 3 1
Nov 18 @BOS 88-104 31 28 4 3 0 0 2 12 21 1 1 3 6 1 3 2
Nov 16 @TOR 121-127 32 15 4 1 0 1 0 4 15 4 4 3 11 1 3 1
Nov 13 PHO 133-120 33 30 2 1 0 0 5 11 18 3 3 5 8 0 2 3
Nov 10 @DEN 101-125 32 19 2 3 1 0 3 7 14 2 2 3 4 0 2 1
Nov 9 DAL 116-95 29 20 2 4 0 0 3 8 13 0 0 4 7 0 2 5
Nov 7 NOP 116-106 38 24 4 1 3 0 1 11 20 0 0 2 7 0 4 2
Nov 4 @LAL 117-97 38 10 3 1 2 1 4 4 18 0 0 2 10 0 3 1
Nov 3 OKC 122-96 33 18 1 3 2 1 2 7 14 0 0 4 8 1 0 3
Nov 1 @POR 104-127 30 14 5 4 0 0 2 6 17 2 2 0 7 2 3 4
Oct 30 @PHO 100-106 40 14 6 2 0 1 2 5 15 4 5 0 6 0 6 3
Oct 28 @NOP 114-122 39 28 2 4 1 0 1 11 21 4 4 2 9 0 2 0
Oct 25 SAS 100-129 33 11 1 2 0 0 1 5 13 0 0 1 6 0 1 4

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#1 Shooting Guard

1.  Klay Thompson

2.  Andre Iguodala

3.  Nick Young

4.  Stephen Curry

5.  Patrick McCaw

6.  Shaun Livingston

7.  Antonius Cleveland

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True Shooting Percentage

59.2%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Klay Thompson had a true shooting percentage of 59.2%.

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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
2015-16 25 GSW 80 36.0 23.9 4.1 2.2 0.8 0.7 3.7 47.0 87.3 1.9 0.5 3.7 8.8 42.5 8.8 18.7 2.6 3.0
2016-17 26 GSW 78 36.0 23.7 3.9 2.2 0.9 0.5 3.6 46.8 85.3 1.7 0.7 3.2 8.8 41.4 8.8 18.7 2.5 3.0
2017-18 Projections 27 GSW 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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
2015-16 25 GSW 80 2666 1771 306 166 60 49 276 47.0 87.3 138 35 271 650 42.5 651 1386 193 221
2016-17 26 GSW 78 2649 1742 285 160 66 40 268 46.8 85.3 128 49 236 647 41.4 644 1376 186 218
2017-18 Projections 27 GSW 80 2688 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Klay Thompson

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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
2015-16 25 GSW 80 33.3 59.7 56.9 9.3 7.7 1.2 18.1
2016-17 26 GSW 78 34.0 59.2 56.5 9.1 7.3 1.3 18.0
2017-18 Projections 27 GSW 80 33.6 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Klay Thompson

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

Thompson tallied 30 points (11-18 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, and two assists in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 118-113 win over the Cavaliers in Game 3.

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Thompson posted six points (3-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and one steal over 36 minutes during Thursday's 113-91 win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA finals.

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Thompson contributed 10 points (3-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 34 minutes during a 129-115 win over the Spurs on Monday.

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Thompson poured in 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and added six rebounds, six assists and two steals over 36 minutes during Thursday's 115-104 win over the Jazz in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Thompson will sit out Monday's game against the Jazz for rest purposes, Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Thompson managed 20 points (5-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes in Saturday's 123-101 win over the Pelicans.

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Thompson scored a game-high 41 points (13-24 FG, 7-14 3Pt, 8-9 FT) to go with three assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 121-107 win over the Timberwolves.

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Thompson tallied 23 points (9-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists, one rebound, one steal and a blocked shot over 33 minutes in Sunday's 139-115 win against the Wizards.

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Thompson posted 20 points (8-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt) with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot over 36 minutes in Friday's 107-98 win against the Rockets.

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Thompson scored 31 points (12-18 FT, 7-11 3Pt) while adding two rebounds and one assist across 35 minutes during Sunday's 106-94 win over the Grizzles.

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Thompson scored a team-high 31 points (12-18 FG, 7-11 3Pt) along with two rebounds and one assist over 35 minutes in Golden State's 106-94 win over Memphis on Sunday.

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Thompson scored 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds, three assists and three steals during Tuesday's 112-87 win over the Mavericks.

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2016-17

Thompson joined teammates Draymond Green and Stephen Curry in having a career season as the Warriors cruised to 73 wins. The fifth-year guard averaged a career-best 22.1 points to go with 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He also set career highs for three-point attempts (650), three-point makes (276) and overall field-goal percentage (47%). While Thompson has not-so-subtly stated that he doesn’t intend to sacrifice his production to accommodate the arrival of Kevin Durant in Golden State, it’s all but inevitable that his numbers will decline this season. Thompson should have no trouble remaining one of the NBA’s top three-point snipers, and his relatively pedestrian rebounding and assist numbers appear sustainable, but he’ll likely experience a dip in field-goal attempts, which would likely accompany a decline in overall scoring. Still, Thompson’s value as a high-volume, hyper-efficient three-point shooter makes him worthy of a selection in the top four rounds in most formats.

2015-16

The Warriors' decision-makers are relieved and happy. In particular, head coach Steve Kerr and organizational consultant Jerry West, who were not on board with trading Thompson to land power forward Kevin Love last summer. At that time, Thompson had an elite skill of three-point shooting and was beginning to expand his game, but the team was hot to add Love. The basketball decision-makers won out, and the organization held on to Thompson, extending his contract another four years. Thompson rewarded the franchise with the best season of his four-year career in Oakland. He was named to his first All-Star team and had career highs in every major offensive category. Thompson averaged 21.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2. 9 assists per game while making 239 three-pointers and shooting 46 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. All while playing 32 minutes per game, four minutes fewer per game than he averaged the two previous seasons. Less was certainly more with Thompson. Hidden within those offensive numbers was better two-point shooting and more trips to the free-throw line. And it wasn't just the offense; Thompson's been an under-the-radar defender, but the nation saw evidence of that in 2014-15 when he averaged a career-high 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. He returns as Golden State's starting two guard.

2014-15

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 from three-point range last season, bettering the numbers he put up the season before. In 81 games, he averaged a career-high 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game. Thompson showed more consistency from night to night, adjusting to hands in his face while getting to the rim more often. He increased to 2.3 free-throw attempts per game while shooting 80 percent from the line. That's not a lot of freebies, but it was the second straight season with increased attempts. It's a sign the jump-shooting Thompson is attempting to diversify his attack. But jump shooting is still how Thompson earns a living. His 223 three-pointers made were second in the NBA. Defensively, he's improved since his rookie year, though he's not elite. We don't see much changing in 2014-15. The lone significant backcourt addition for the Warriors, Shaun Livingston, will see most of his time backing up Stephen Curry at point guard. Thompson has broadened his fantasy production since entering the NBA, but he's still pretty much a one-trick pony. That trick, his three-point shooting, just happens to be elite.

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.