The Golden State Warriors are currently facing a three-game losing streak, having dropped four out of their last five games. Klay Thompson, renowned as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, is experiencing a slump with a 27.5% shooting accuracy from beyond the arc over his last five games. Notably, he has yet to score 20 points in a game this season.
Addressing his shooting struggles after the loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 12, Thompson expressed confidence in his physical condition, stating, “I feel great physically… If history shows us anything, it’s most definitely coming. What’s the point of panicking and pressing?”
“I’ve been through this for more than a decade. It’s hard. Basketball is hard. I’m not going to lose faith or confidence. One thing I’ve proved is the resiliency within me. I’ll come back and have a great month. The first 10 games, I didn’t shoot it as I’m capable, so the next 10 games, I’ll be lights out.”
Thompson’s season averages stand at 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. The four-time champion is shooting 42.6% from the field, 34.7% from 3, and 83.3% from the foul line. Currently, besides Stephen Curry, no one on the Warriors has scored more than 20 points in a game this season. Improved performances from Thompson and Andrew Wiggins are crucial for Golden State to secure victories.
It’s worth noting that Thompson will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, and if his shooting struggles persist, the Warriors might face decisions regarding his future with the team.