Four Warriors that Deserve Post-Season Awards This Season

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Mar 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) controls the ball against a diving Detroit Pistons forward Caron Butler (31) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Most Improved Player:

Klay Thompson

While Thompson had already established himself as a presence in the NBA over his previous years with Golden State, this year has been Thompson’s breakout year as a professional player. A case can most definitely be made that Thompson is this year’s Most Improved Player in the league.

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Over last summer, he was apart of the United States team that took gold in the FIBA Cup, and this season he was named to the NBA All-Star team along with fellow teammate Curry.

Thompson averaged 18.4 PPG while shooting 42% from three point range over the course of the 2013-14 season. This season however, his PPG numbers have rocketed up to 22.1 PPG while shooting 44% from three point range.

Like Draymond Green, Thompson’s value doesn’t just come from his points and stats, but also from his defense. He has blossomed into one of the best defenders on a Golden State squad that fields other great defenders in Green, Andre Iguodala, and Andrew Bogut.

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