Have our worst feels been realized? The one thing that we didn’t want to happen happened. Early in the NBA Season, our young phenomenon has been in a sophomore slump. I’m more than confident, however, that he will be able to break it. Last night against the Mavericks, Klay Thompson shot the ball miserably at 2/14 shots made. He scored 7 points. What he did, however, was get it back by being smart and working hard defensively.
- Get Confident: Klay is forcing shots and is getting down on himself when he misses. He needs to envision that ball going through the hoop and act like all his shots are going to fall. If he does this, his shots will start to fall again, He will be the Warriors most dangerous threat again.
- Have a Huge game vs the Nets:This is more of a moral boost, but then again he has the home crowd to encourage him and cheer for him. This should energize him and motivate him to make more shots and have a 20 point night. It must be nice to hear your name screamed out after making a three point shot.
- Recognize and Analyze: Since Klay is usually up against teams who don’t recognize him as dangerous, ie teams without a superstar, they don’t put a great defender on him. Because of this, Klay should be able to get to the basket easily, he needs to know when to do it. If he finds ways to get to the basket, he will be given space. That means the ball will go through the Net.