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Klay Thompson thinks he deserves to be an All-Star

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has not a had a great year by his standards, but he still thinks he has played well enough to make the All-Star team.

On the year, Thompson is averaging 22.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, two assists and 1.2 steals over 34.2 minutes per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor, 38.2 percent from three-point range and 80.7 percent from the free-throw line.

While those are still numbers that just about every other shooting guard in the league would do anything for, this is actually the first year that Thompson is not shooting at least 40 percent from long range, and his field-goal percentage is his lowest mark since the 2014-15 campaign.

Part of that is because Thompson got off to a very rough start shooting the basketball this season, making just 31.3 percent of his triples during the month of October. While he improved in November, shooting 36.6 percent from distance, it was still a far cry from the Thompson we are used to seeing. He then shot just 33.7 percent from downtown in December.

This month, however, the soon-to-be-29-year-old has caught fire, connecting on 56.5 percent of his shots and an incredible 50.6 percent of his three-point tries. During Monday night’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Thompson went 10-of-11 from beyond the arc in a 44-point performance.

Thompson has made the All-Star team four years in a row. The Warriors have been scorching hot lately, winning their last eight games. They will head on the road to take on the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.