When Klay Thompson missed two seasons in a row due to back-to-back devastating injuries, many pundits believed that his career might be over and Golden State’s status as a contender was out of the window.
But after a couple of surgeries and an intensive rehab process, Thompson surprisingly recovered well enough and contributed to the Warriors’ championship run last season, winning his fourth title in the process.
While the Warriors lost a step or two this season due to absences and injuries to key players, Thompson stepped up his game and is currently averaging 21-4-4 while draining 4.3 threes per game at a .408 percent clip.
Believe it or not, Thompson is leading the league this season with three-pointers made with 278 and counting. His previous personal record was 276 three-pointers in the 2015-2016 season. He still has a few more games to add to his total and reaching 300 three-pointers is plausible.
Already at 33 years old, there are a few signs that the injuries he suffered from 2019 to 2021 took a toll on his body as there are nights when he struggles to score efficiently.
With Stephen Curry now at 35 and Draymond now 33, the famed trio are entering the twilight of their careers. The Dubs are currently fighting for a playoff berth this season and there is a real chance that they could be ousted in the first round of the playoffs.
But to be honest, nobody in the west would want to face them in a seven-game series. For an aging core like what the Warriors have right now, they still have the ability to shoot the lights out against any opponents and win a series by doing so. It’s just hard to bet against them.