Warriors Draft: Moses Moody has been closely watching Klay Thompson

When it comes to an NBA inspiration, draft prospect Moses Moody wasn’t shy to name several players that he’s currently keeping an eye on. Warriors’ three-time All-Star Klay Thompson was on the list.

Sadly, Moody and the rest of the NBA family haven’t been able to watch Thompson since the 2019 NBA Finals. Thompson, following an ACL tear against the Raptors in that series, ruptures his Achilles prior to the start of the 2020-2021 season.

The Golden State Warriors have several iconic players, and one, shooting guard Klay Thompson, is inspiring the next generation of prospects.

It was a brutal stretch of play but, his playoff performances prior to his injury, gave fans all they needed to remember just how dominant he was. His play was also used by Moses Moody to study and learn from.

The top-ten prospect dove into which current NBA players have had the biggest impact on his game.

“I take a lot from a lot of different players, Khris Middleton is doing a lot right now for the Bucks, Klay Thompson is a guy that I could really say that about. C.J. McCollum, Devin Booker is my favorite player so there’s things I’d like to take from his game as well,” Moody said to ESPN’s Mike Schmitz. 

It’s an interesting accumulation of players to watch, but he’s certainly in love with the play of shooting guards. That’s what Moody, despite being 6-foot-6, is projected to be when he lands in his first NBA home.

He’s commonly being mocked as a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Moody decided to test his fate in the league after just one season at Arkansas. He averaged 16.8 points per game and shot around 43 percent from the field. Moody will be one of the best scorers in the league.

Knocking down 1.8 triples at a 37 percent rate at the collegiate level, Moody should do well in the NBA. The speed is different, but given his shooting and scoring ability, he should be just fine getting accustomed to it.

The Warriors have the No. 7 and No. 14 pick in the upcoming draft.

Moody slides right between the two, typically drafted around 10-12. Golden State could use a player with his skillset and potential if he’s there at No. 14, especially considering how undersized their two backup shooting guard snipers are.

That said, Moody has been doing his homework, and with Klay Thompson included in the video, the young guard is learning from some of the best to do it.