Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson has gone from the most efficient season of his NBA career to the least efficient in 2018-19. Head coach Steve Kerr hasn’t been too worried about his shooting funk, noting the regular season has its way to come back around and compensate for poor nights.
“I think it will turn around. I know it will turn around,” said Kerr, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN. “This game is funny, life’s funny. Things go on, things happen. And you just have to find your way out of the woods. Our job as a staff is to help our team do that when we’re in a rut, and it’s to help individual players as well. As I said, I have no doubt that Klay will find his way, but he’s in a rut right now. I think that’s obvious. But it’ll get better.”
What was once thought to be an early-season slump, has now dragged into a third of the way into this campaign, with Thompson shooting 44 percent from the field and a baffling 33.7 percent from deep.
Thompson is coming off from shooting a career-best 44 percent from deep in 2017-18, but somehow has found himself more than 10 percentage points away from that mark through the early get-go, a now-worrisome sign for a team so dependent in his outside shooting.
The 6-foot-7 shooting guard is attempting the most field goals and 3-pointers of his eight-year career and now finds himself struggling to find his stroke and get clean looks at the basket.