Warriors’ Klay Thompson says he’ll listen to Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, Larry Bird about shooting better
It is no secret that Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has struggled to find a rhythm this 2018-19 NBA season. Unfortunately, it seems there are only a select few people that can help him find his shooting touch.
Klay Thompson’s recent slump has raised questions about what is going on with his shot. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors All-Star sharpshooter is open to receiving advice from his coach, Steve Kerr, and from the likes of Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Larry Bird.
“What is somebody going to tell me about my jump shot that I can’t fix? Unless it’s Reggie Miller or Ray Allen, I don’t know who I’m supposed to listen to. Larry Bird? Steve Kerr. I’ll listen to Steve. Steve shot 45 percent,” Thompson said.
There is certainly plenty of truth to Thompson’s comments. Although he still in the prime of his career, his resume already puts him among the greatest shooters in NBA history. As a result, it appears only those more distinguished than he is can help him out.
Thompson is currently averaging 21 points on a career-high 18.7 shot attempts per game this season. Unfortunately, he is hardly as efficient as he has been in year’s past. The four-time All-star is shooting 33.7 percent from 3-point territory this season after averaging 44.0 percent in that department last year. His role is only going to diminish once Golden State inserts center DeMarcus cousins into the rotation.
Despite Thompson’s struggles, the Warriors still sit atop the Western Conference with a 23-10 record. He will also have plenty of time to find his touch before the playoffs start, which is when Golden State will need him most.