#2 – Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson’s jumper is fuego. That’s all you really need to know when it comes to why we chose to rank him the #2 SG in this draft. Klay is not a guy who you’re going to pin as your number one offensive option every night. But he can and will give you good offensive production backed by good defense.
We like his all-around game and ability to play within a team’s concept. Though we worry about his handle/speed combination when it comes to creating his own shot on the NBA level, he can be a playmaker. Oh…Did we mention that his jumper is money, as in nearly 40% from three-point land.
Still not convinced? Ponder the stats below and press play!
Out of 138 players:
· Though Klay would be a first round pick in 3 of the 4 metrics, he might not get drafted until the mid-20’s.
· He has to learn not to force shots and become a better rebounder.
· Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA (Talent/Skill-set).