Hall of Famer Ray Allen says Klay Thompson ‘mirrors kind of the way I played’
Both Allen and Thompson are two of the best shooters in NBA history. Allen did most of his damage on off-ball movement and catch-and-shoot 3s. Thompson does the same thing with the Warriors, as the All-Star guard rarely dribbles in Golden State and is constantly moving without the ball, which frees him up for wide-open shots from beyond the arc.
Ray Allen on Klay Thompson: “I’ve always been impressed with him. I always thought that he was one of the best players in the league. He mirrors kind of the way I played.” pic.twitter.com/aFvDT7pLTd
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) February 23, 2019
Allen has hit the most 3-pointers in NBA history at 2,973. Thompson is No. 17 on the list with 1,726 and will continue to climb the list as his NBA career goes on.
When he was in the league, Allen rarely scored on isolation plays. The 10-time All-Star was the recipient of good screens from his big guys which allowed him to shoot with space from the 3-point line. The Warriors never run their offense through Thompson, and yet he scores 20 points a night with ease.
Klay only has a career usage percentage of 24.7. Allen had one of 23.8. Both shooters don’t need the ball in their hands to be lethal offensive weapons and are going to dominate games by running around the court and shooting catch-and-shoot shots with ease.