When it’s all said and done, there’s a chance that these two guys could end at a Ray Allen level. Allen is the one who’s made the most three point field goals in NBA history, and is in my eyes the best shooter in NBA history. Two young players from the Warriors in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are two shooting phenomenons and have been known for their reputation as the splash brothers.
Could they end up being the best shooting tandem in NBA history?
Well, let’s break it down. While it is a bit early to be comparing them to guys like Ray Allen, they have a beautiful stroke, and Stephen Curry seems like he is shooting over 50% on three pointers. On a good day, Klay Thompson looks like the same. Both of them have developed their reputation, and cannot be left alone, otherwise, they will score a jump shot.
Stephen Curry is a dynamic shooter who can be a PG as well. He is not the same type of player as Ray Allen is, but he can create his own shot. When he puts up a shot, it leaves his hands so quickly. His 54 point outburst in Madison Square Garden caught the attention of everyone in the NBA. Curry is different, but he’s a great off-the-ball shooter. He’s also a great free throw shooter like most three point shooters are.
As for Klay Thompson, he is more of a Ray Allen type player. The Warriors run the plays for him off the ball to get an open three point shot, or an open jump-shot. Thompson usually knocks down these open shots, whether they’re deep or not. For someone who is only a sophomore, he has developed some NBA-type range. Like Allen, Thompson can hit from 30 feet with ease. He just doesn’t take that shot because players are out there guarding him. In time, he will learn to get that shot off. Stephen Curry already launches from that distance.
Mark Jackson, the Warriors’ coach says, “I will never tell them to stop shooting.” These two are the team’s biggest offensive threats in terms of streaky shooting. Both of them have been fairly consistent, and they will continue to increase their scoring outputs over the years. If they do have as long of a career as Ray Allen or Reggie Miller, there’s a good chance that they could live up to them.
Any thoughts? I know that Allen and Miller are the best of all time, but is it possible these guys could catch them in time?