The Golden State Warriors are on a three-game losing streak and have lost four out of their last five games. Klay Thompson, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, is shooting 27.5% from beyond the arc over his last five games and hasn’t scored 20 points once this season.
After the Warriors lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 12, Thompson talked about his shooting struggles.
“I feel great,” Thompson said. “Well, I don’t feel great right now because we lost three in a row. But 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 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. First 10 games, I didn’t shoot it as I’m capable, so the next 10 games, I’ll be lights out.”
Thompson is averaging 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists on the season. The four-time champion is shooting 42.6% from the field, 34.7% from 3 and 83.3% from the foul line.
Nobody on the Warriors besides Stephen Curry has scored more than 20 points in a game this season. Thompson and Andrew Wiggins have to play better moving forward for Golden State to win games.
Thompson becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season. If he continues to shoot the ball poorly, the Warriors may not re-sign him.