‘Broken shooting machine’ Thompson’s struggles deepen

Thompson’s slump is deep.

The Golden State Warriors fell 110-119 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Sunday (Dec. 12). The Warriors have already lost twice to the Cavaliers this season.

Golden State’s ace Steph Curry was on point on the night with 30 points and three rebounds, but other players were the problem. Klay Thompson had just 14 points and five rebounds, Andrew Wiggins had 13 points and five rebounds, and 온라인카지노 Chris Paul had nine points and nine rebounds. Add to that the fact that Draymond Green, who was the only bright spot, was ejected midway through the third quarter for arguing with Donovan Mitchell.

Golden State is now 6-4 in the 2023-2024 season. This is much better than last season, when the team struggled to start the season. This is largely due to the fact that the bench has been bolstered with Paul leading the bench lineup.

Still, there are concerns. Thompson, a shooting machine and one of the “Splash Brothers” with Curry, has struggled. Thompson is averaging 16 points and 3.8 rebounds on 44% shooting from the field and 35.4% from three-point range in the 2023-2024 season. That’s quite a disappointment considering he averaged 21.9 points on 41% shooting from three last season.

His defense, which hasn’t been the same since his return from injury, has slipped further this season. It’s hard to see a glimpse of Thompson in his prime on defense anymore. Instead of being a dedicated marker for the opposing team’s ace, Thompson is now a player who needs to be taken care of in defensive situations.

Thompson’s strength and value lies in his shooting. Thompson is still one of the best shooters in the NBA and is a key part of Golden State’s system. He’s been playing alongside Green and Curry for so long that he’s now a sight for sore eyes. Thompson’s shot is one of the most potent weapons in Golden State’s offense. The problem is, the shots aren’t falling. As mentioned earlier, Thompson’s decline on defense has made him a player who must be efficient on offense. But this season, Thompson’s shooting hasn’t been efficient at all.

Adding to Golden State’s woes is the fact that Thompson will be a free agent after the 2023-2024 season. Since being selected by Golden State with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Thompson has been a one-club man in a Golden State uniform. Along with Curry, Thompson is a symbol of Golden State’s glory days, and unsurprisingly, the Warriors reportedly tried to re-sign him to a new deal, but it fell through due to differences in opinion. If Thompson continues to struggle, the Warriors will have their work cut out for them.

Thompson is one of the few remaining romances in an NBA where superstars are often on the move. Thompson needs to rebound to keep the romance alive.

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