Golden State Warriors: Ranking the shooters

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 7: Stephen Curry
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2. Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson probably has the most beautiful shooting stroke on the team and in the league possibly. The most pure shooter on this roster would be the top shooter on 29 other basketball teams in the league.

However, when he finds himself on a roster with Stephen Curry, Thompson is the No. 2 shooter. Curry has the career edge in both field-goal percentage and three-point percentage over the Washington State product.

Both shoot a career 40% clip from deep and have those games where they get hot and rewrite franchise and league records. Thompson’s biggest flaw if any, is his ability to go cold at times when the team needs him.

He struggled a bit in the NBA Finals and went cold for a while, which was a cause of some frustration. It’s something that every single shooter goes through, but like the best of them he shot himself out of it.

The ability to get hot and then pump in volume scoring is what makes a guy like him so fun to watch. The game against the Indiana Pacers where he had 60 points in just 29 minutes was the best performance any Warriors had this past season.