Due to the absence of superstar teammate Steph Curry, Klay Thompson has recently had to carry a bigger offensive load for the Golden State Warriors. Curry’s lower left leg ailment has kept him out of action since February 4.
Thompson has averaged 28.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 6.5 3-pointers per game on 48.5% shooting in the eight games that have followed. In addition to missing Draymond Green’s outspoken leadership, the Warriors have also been without Curry’s offensive production. Green has missed two games due to a knee injury.
Klay Thompson, who is renowned for being reticent, has been compelled by this to speak up more on the court and take on greater leadership responsibilities. Following the Warriors’ 109-104 victory against Minnesota on Sunday, “Killa Klay” discussed what this new experience has been like for him:
“I’m talking more than I ever needed to out there”, Thompson remarked. “It’s not exactly in my comfort zone since I’m not the loudest person. But it has helped me develop so much as a player and a leader, and I’m having a fantastic time during this period when our players are getting fit.”
With his improved scoring and leadership, Klay Thompson has kept Golden State Warriors in the game. With Thompson as their top-scoring option, the squad has a 4-4 record over their previous eight contests.
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Klay Thompson on the Golden State Warriors’ desire to win the championship
After his team’s 109-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Klay Thompson discussed how some fans have been questioning the squad this year.
Thompson cited the Golden State Warriors’ experience from the previous year. It was when they were forced to compete without Steph Curry and Draymond Green. Last season, Curry missed 18 games while Green missed 36. The Warriors also saw a run of nine straight defeats. They nevertheless went on to claim the 2022 NBA championship.
According to Thompson, the Warriors of this year have a comparable level of resiliency. “People began to doubt our chances of winning the title when we went through a bad patch. Nevertheless, I see the same kind of perseverance from this team this year. I believe it’s going to pay off in the postseason in a spectacular way.”
On Tuesday night, Thompson and the Warriors will play the Portland Trail Blazers. As a result, Golden State (31-30, eighth in the West) is maintaining its playoff position as it waits for its star player to return.
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