Golden State Warriors: Starting Lineup Stats Analysis

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Klay Thompson

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As for his fellow #SplashBrother, Klay Thompson, his work with Team USA this offseason is sure to help his game this year. Based on some of the pictures from Team USA practices, Thompson looks like he has added some good weight, which will help him score more at the basket.

Thompson averaged 18.4 points per game last season, and that number will creep closer to the 20 points per game mark this season, possibly eclipsing it.

Rebounding isn’t a largely important part of Thompson’s game, but standing at 6’7”, it would be nice to see him grab more rebounds than Curry at least, which would be around four rebounds per game.

As far as passing goes, Kerr has talked a lot about keeping the ball moving, but Thompson is primarily a spot-up shooter, so his assist numbers probably won’t get much higher than two per game.

More importantly, Thompson needs to continue to improve his scoring at the basket and from the midrange. He converted on a very solid 64.1 percent of his looks from 0-3 feet but shot only 37.6 percent from 10-16 feet, a near 20 percent behind Curry.