Warriors’ Klay Thompson passes Peja Stojakovic for 17th on all-time 3-points list
— NBA (@NBA) March 17, 2019
When the All-Star guard began his career, a lot of people believed that he had the same trajectory as Stojakovic. Klay separated himself from the sharpshooting legend when he developed his defensive game, and that convinced people that he’s a better overall player.
Thompson struggled to shoot the 3-ball earlier this season, but he slowly but surely found his stroke, and as he regained his lethal touch from beyond the arc, the Warriors started winning games as well. After spending most of the season as the second seed, Golden State has now regained the top spot in the Western Conference standings, and should they be able to hold onto it until the end of the regular season, they will have homecourt advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.
Thompson needs only 17 3-pointers to pass Chauncy Billups in the list, which he could very well do in the next couple of games.
The Warriors are gunning for their third straight championship, and Thompson is once again expected to play a major role in achieving that goal. Despite his looming free agency this summer, Thompson is laser focused at winning the title this season, and that’s a good sign for the Warriors.
Thompson will most definitely be a Hall of Famer someday, and with multiple championships on his belt, he has nothing to prove anymore.