Klay Thompson Comments on Early-Season Struggles, Kevin Durant and More

November 7th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one of the best three-point shooters in recent history, but he is shooting just 19.6 percent from beyond the arc this season. He said on Monday the cold start isn't because he is playing alongside Kevin Durant, per Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN.com.

"Not at all. I struggled last year for the first 20 games, and Kevin wasn't here. So it has nothing to do with Kevin," Thompson said. "Obviously we have different players, but I'm still getting the shots I always got before he was here, so it's not on Kevin at all."

Thompson drilled a career-high 276 threes behind 42.5 percent shooting from deep last season, but he shot just 25 percent in three October games in a similar slow start.

While Thompson finished 4-of-18 from the field and 2-of-10 from deep during a 117-97 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, having someone like Durant on the floor should create easier shots for the guard and the rest of the team moving forward.

The 2013-14 MVP is a 6'9" matchup nightmare who can consistently drill shots from well beyond the three-point line and attack the basket off the d ...

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