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#11 | SG | GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

2018-19 SEASON STATS
PTSREBASTBLKSTL
21.53.82.40.61.1
HT/WT6' 6", 215 lbs
DOB02/09/1990 (31)
Salary$37,980,720
CollegeWashington State
Draft2011 - RD 1, PK 11 (GSW)
Exp8th SEASON
HometownLos Angeles, CA
Status
Day To Day - Knee
2018-19 SEASON STATS
PTSREBASTBLKSTL
21.53.82.40.61.1
HT/WT6' 6", 215 lbs
DOB02/09/1990 (31)
Salary$37,980,720
CollegeWashington State
Draft2011 - RD 1, PK 11 (GSW)
Exp8th SEASON
HometownLos Angeles, CA
Status
Day To Day - Knee

BIOGRAPHY

Klay Thompson currently plays for the Golden State Warriors. 

Born on February 08, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, he is listed at 6' 6" and weighs 215 lbs. Some outlets have attempted to list him as 6’7”, but the standard “Michael Jordan” shooting guard frame tends to win out.

Thompson went to high school at Santa Margarita Catholic (CA). A prospect coming out of high school who took a relatively strange route, Thompson committed to play for Washington State.

Entering his draft class, there were concerns about Klay’s “off-the-court” behavior. While it’s laughed at now, especially given this is currently part of his branding, some draft speculators were worried he was “too into weed.”

Nevertheless, his stock fell more than it should have, with the Golden State Warriors eventually getting the steal of the 2011 NBA Draft, selecting Klay Thompson with the No. 11 overall pick. Coupling Thompson with backcourt mate Stephen Curry worked wonders for the Warriors, resulting in several NBA titles. 

Considered not only one of the best shooters of his generation, but as one of the greatest in the history of the NBA, Thompson has consistently added value on the defensive side of the court, often tasked with defending the opposing team’s best offensive guard.

During his NBA career he played Golden State Warriors since 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

2011-12 All-Rookie
2018-19 All-Defensive
2
2x All-NBA
3
3x NBA Champ
5
5x All Star