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Klay Thompson (lower back strain) will not return to Friday's game.
The team is saying it's a precaution to hold him out, but it certainly didn't look like it. Thompson could barely even make it to the locker room without pain and was hunched over in the tunnel before finally make it back there. He has not missed a game in his career, but he might need to sit out on Sunday vs. the Suns. Harrison Barnes and Jordan Crawford would get more playing time sans Klay.
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Klay Thompson (lower back strain) went to the locker room after a nasty spill on Friday night and is questionable to return.
He's normally very durable and was escorted to the locker room with the team's trainer. Thompson doesn't have a history of back injuries and we'll be looking for an update during or after the game.
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Klay Thompson hit 7-of-15 shots but just 1-of-8 3-pointers for 18 points, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's cake walk over the Celtics.
Despite the 3-point shooting tonight, Thompson appears to have broken out of a slump in his last two games, where he's hit 17-of-35 shots. He's scored in double figures in four straight games and appears to be on track for a strong finish to the season.
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Klay Thompson hit a fadeaway jumper over George Hill during Tuesday's 98-96 win over the Pacers, scoring a team-high 25 points with five boards, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.
He shot 7-of-15 from inside the arc and 3-of-5 from deep, so it was a little unusual to see Klay get so involved on scoring on his own -- especially against a great defense. His 3-point shot looks like it's coming back over his last five, making 48.3 percent from downtown on his way to averages of 17.8 points, 3.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.8 triples. His slump looks to be over.
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Klay Thompson missed nine of his 15 field goals vs. the Raptors on Sunday to finish with 12 points, two 3-pointers and three rebounds in 27 minutes.
His playing time may have been limited due to foul trouble, but the shaky shooting has become a somewhat familiar sight -- Klay shot just 38.4 percent in January and he averaged just 14.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting in February. He's had a few single-digit scoring duds in the past week and hasn't topped 30 minutes in any of the Warriors' past five games, but all his owners can do is plug him in and hope he turns things around. It helps that Golden State plays four games in each of the next two weeks.
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Klay Thompson shot 9-of-17 from the field for 25 points with three boards, one assist, one steal and five 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.
It's taken a very long while, but Klay's shot is back. Over his last three games, he's shot a total of 9-of-17 from deep and he's been able to get his season 3-point shooting back up to 41 percent. Hopefully, his two-month slump is over and he'll finish strong in the second half.
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Klay Thompson did not make any 3-pointer during Thursday's win over the Rockets, finishing with 12 points, three boards, one assist and two steals on 6-of-18 from the field.
Klay is taking a few less shots these days with just 13.3 shot per game in his six previous games, which is below his season average of 15.7. He's also been somewhat quiet in that span, averaging 15.3 points, 3.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.8 triples. There's still nothing to worry about and the threes should start dropping at over 2.0 per game in due time.
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Klay Thompson hit 6-of-14 shots for 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's win over the Kings.
This was one of Thompson's most well-rounded lines in recent memory and the hope is that he's about to get hot. Of course, Stephen Curry struggled in this one, leaving Thompson to shoulder more of the load tonight. The Warriors go again on Thursday night against the Rockets.
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Klay Thompson is getting some advice from Stephen Curry to help him through his shooting slump.
Thompson has seen his field goal percentage drop each month this season and finished with a 38.4 percent field goal percentage in January. "I just remind him that it's his third year, and he's played a lot of minutes and added obviously some responsibilities on both sides of the floor just to make sure he understands you're going to get heavy-legged a couple times throughout the season," Stephen Curry said. Despite his shooting struggles as of late, Thompson is still one of the better fantasy assets in the 3-pointer category and can hopefully use his Splash Brother's words of wisdom to spark a turnaround.
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Klay Thompson hit just 3-of-20 shots in Friday's game against the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, two threes, five boards and one block in 42 minutes.
Thompson has really struggled this month after a blistering start, posting just top-75 value despite hitting 3.1 treys per game because he's only hitting 40 percent of his shots on a whopping 16.1 attempts per contest. He's still a top 40-50 play on the season and that's probably a good representation of his future value.