Warriors news: Klay Thompson says dog Rocco understands he has to work and pay the bills
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Klay Thompson says dog Rocco understands he has to work and pay the bills

Warriors, Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson doesn’t exactly have much time for his beloved dog Rocco during the regular season, but Thompson says his best friend is perfectly aware of the fact that the sharpshooter needs to pay the bills:

Hey; if Thompson doesn’t work, how is Rocco going to get his dog food? That’s why I’m sure the little guy is more than happy to watch his buddy get his money.

Thompson is getting set to play in his fifth straight All-Star Game this weekend, as the three-time NBA champion is averaging 21.9 points, four rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals over 34.1 minutes per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor, 39.6 percent from three-point range and 81 percent from the free-throw line.

The 29-year-old got off to a rather dreadful start this season, shooting just 34.4 percent from long distance through December, but over the last month-and-a-half, Thompson has caught fire, as he drained 47.5 percent of his triples in January and has made 54.8 percent of his treys thus far in February.

Thompson, who played his collegiate basketball at Washington State University, was originally selected by the Warriors in the first round (11th pick overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.

He played in all 66 games during his lockout-shortened rookie campaign in 2012-13, registering 12.5 points per game while making an impressive 41.4 percent of his long-range attempts.

By his fourth year in the league, Thompson was an All-Star after recording 21.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists across 31.9 minutes a night while making 46.3 percent of his field-goal attempts, 43.9 percent of his threes and 87.9 percent of his foul shots en route to an NBA title.