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Klay Thompson - SG/SF, 6'7, 215
Golden State Warriors - Drafted 11th overall in 2011
       Date of birth: 02/08/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 11th pick, 2011
     Out of: Washington State
  NBA Experience: 6 years
  Hand: Right

2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 11th overall by Golden State.
13th December, 2011 NBA Signed four year, $9,742,480 rookie scale contract with Golden State. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
5th October, 2012 NBA Golden State exercised 2013/14 team option.
25th October, 2013 NBA Golden State exercised 2014/15 team option.
31st October, 2014 NBA Signed a four year, $68,979,450 contract extension with Golden State.
When: Where:
2008 - 2011 Washington State (NCAA)
June 2011 - present Golden State Warriors (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Klay Thompson
SG/SF, 6’7, 215lbs, 27 years old, 6 years of experience

Doing a wonderful job of single-handedly pointing out the limitations of the DBPM stat (cited liberally in this manifesto anyway) by recording the highest DBPM on his team despite how absolutely ridiculously good his man-t-man defence on opposing guards can be, and was against Kyrie Irving in the NBA Finals. Then again, this also speaks to the fact that he does less off-the-ball defensive work than the rest of his team. How much of that is by design, I leave to others to tell me.

Player Plan: Two years remaining at circa. $37.8 million. For a player who never passes, he’s damn good.

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   2011 NBA Draft Diary

Pick 11: Addressing their self-diagnosed problem of a lack of size in the backcourt, Golden State drafts sizey wing Klay Thompson out of Washington State, Mychal's son. Stu Scott insists the two look alike. He could not be more wrong.

Thompson is the right pick, a good fit and great value for Golden State. He should be the best two guard in the draft, and projects somewhere like Rip Hamilton and Mike Dunleavy. But where did all the good shooting guards go?

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   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Shooting Guards

Klay Thompson - Thompson is zinging up draft boards at the moment, and may go as high as the top 10. In a draft short of wing shooters with size - as we'll soon see - Thompson is one of the best, and one of the view with an all-around game. He has very good size for the position, and is a smooth, sufficient if not explosive athlete. Thompson can realistically function as the secondary ball handler, and even if his own halfcourt shot creation abilities are rather mediocre outside of the basic pick and roll set, he has good passing vision and skill. He can make all kinds of jumpshots - spotting up, pulling up, contested and coming off of screens, not yet an elite shooter, but certainly a good one.

Defensively, his underwhelming athleticism and aversion to contact are problems, but at least he offers the size. Depending on how this plays out, Klay Thompson might have Kyle Korver potential, or he may have Rip Hamilton potential. The truth, inevitably, will be somewhere in between. It rather depends on where he lands and who he lands with.

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