2. Will Klay be Klay?
Much to the delight of Warriors fans, their most beloved boat captain and shooting guard, Klay Thompson, finally returned to the lineup after sitting out for nearly 1,000 days with consecutive knee and Achilles injuries.
As far as his mechanics go, Klay has looked solid in his return, even throwing down an emphatic dunk in his first game back.
The issue is that Klay has returned chucking up shots as if he never missed a beat.
His superstar level of shot selection has not been going well so far.
While playing under a minutes restriction, averaging 21 minutes per game, Klay has managed to fire away an impressive 14 shots per game. Those shots are only hitting their mark 37.2% of the time, while his threes are dropping at an ice-cold 30.2%.
This is a far cry from the player that Klay is used to being and his inefficiency on high volume has been undoubtedly hurting the Dubs.
As Klay continues to work back into his groove, he needs to identify how the role that he is accustomed to might have changed.
In a perfect world, he returns to his previous form of >20 points per game and >40% from three. If that happens, then by all means he should keep making it rain.
However, if his percentages don’t come around, he may want to accept a new role for this season that focuses more on high percentage shots and less volume.