Klay Thompson Has Ironclad 2015 All-Star Case in Loaded Western Conference

January 20th, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The copious amount of talent littered across the Western Conference is going to keep some deserving players on the outside looking in at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.

Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson should not be among that group.

The 24-year-old has made such incredible strides during his fourth season in the league that his name should be among those who represent the NBA's better half at the midseason classic. These 12 selections can often be subjective, but an objective observation points to Thompson getting the nod.

"If you look at his body of work and what he's been able to do on both ends of the floor, the argument kind of speaks for itself," Stephen Curry said, per Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group. "I think coaches around the league understand how important he is to what we do, and just how impactful he is on both ends of the floor. That's what an All-Star is."

Thompson makes the Warriors—the NBA's best team at 33-6—better just by being on the floor. With him, Golden State has outscored its opponents by an absurd 17.3 points per 100 possessions. ...

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