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Klay Thompson

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Background

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Selected by Golden State in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft as an early-entry candidate out of Washington State... Enters 2013-14 owning career averages of 14.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 148 games (111 starts) over two seasons with Golden State... Has appeared in 12 playoff games (all starts), averaging 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.00 steals in 41.3 minutes... Earned First Team All-Rookie Honors in 2011-12... After only two seasons, already ranks 10th in Warriors annals with 322 three-pointers and ranks seventh in team history in three-point field goal percentage (.406).

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Averaged a career-high 18.4 points in 81 games (all starts) to go with 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 35.4 minutes ... Ranked second in the NBA in three-pointers behind teammate Stephen Curry, making the duo the first pair of teammates ever to finish as the top two three-point leaders in a single season... Combined with Curry to hit a total of 484 three-pointers, eclipsing their mark of 483 last season for the most threes by a pair of teammates in NBA history. Is the first player in NBA history to hit 500 three-pointers through the first three years of his career and the seventh player in NBA history to hit 200 threes in consecutive seasons ... Set a new career high with 223 threes, the third most in franchise history behind only Stephen Curry’s last two seasons ... When Thompson scored 27-or-more points, the Warriors went 10-1 (they are 19-3 when he scores 27 points in his career) Scored 20-plus 33 times and 30-plus five times ... Missed his first career game to attend his grandfather’s funeral, ending the second longest active consecutive games played streak at 214 games, the eighth-longest streak in Warriors history (longest to start a career in team history) ... Hit the game-winning shot with 0.6 seconds left in a 98-96 win on 3/4 at Indiana ... Surpassed Baron Davis for sixth place on the all-time franchise three-pointers list on 1/8 at Brooklyn ... Hit a career-best eight three-pointers on 12/1 at Sacramento ... Recorded his first career double-double with 20 points and a career-high 10 rebounds on 11/27 at Dallas ... Scored a career-high 38 points in the season opener on 10/30 vs. the Lakers on 15-of-19 (.789) from the field, becoming just the sixth Warrior in the West Coast Era to score 38-or-more points in a season opener (joining Wilt Chamberlain, Ricky Barry Chris Mullin, Latrell Sprewell and Monta Ellis)… In NBA history, only Thompson, Ellis (2010) and Kiki Vandeweghe (1984) have scored 38-ormore points on 75 percent or better from the field in a season opener. One of 28 players named to the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in all 82 games (all starts), averaging 16.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.05 steals in 35.8 minutes... Hit 211 three-pointers (third most in NBA), a total that surpassed Dorell Wright's previous single-season franchise record of 194 threes and is bested only in franchise history by teammate Stephen Curry's NBA record 272 triples (also in 2012-13)... One of only two players from 2011 NBA Draft to play in all 148 possible regular-season games dating back to 2011-12 (Kemba Walker)... Among sophomores, finished second in scoring and three-point percentage... Scored 11 points in 14 minutes off the bench for Team SHAQ in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend... Together with Stephen Curry, became the top single-season three-point tandem in NBA history, combining for 483 three-pointers and becoming the second pair of teammates to both hit 200-plus threes in a season (joining Boston's Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce in 2001-02)... Scored 20-plus 30 times and 30-plus twice, including a career-high 32 points at Cleveland on 1/29... Hit a career-high seven threes on 3/2 at Philadelphia, scoring 29 points... Played a career-high 55 minutes on 11/10 vs. Denver, becoming the first Warrior to log 50-plus minutes since Monta Ellis on 3/11/11 vs. Orlando (53), setting career-highs in field goal attempts (26) and three-point attempts (15) on 11/10 vs. Denver, the first time a Warrior has taken 15-or-more shots from downtown since Stephen Jackson's 15 attempts on 12/28/07 vs. Denver... Appeared in 12 playoff games (all starts), averaging 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.00 steals in 41.3 minutes... Led the team in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 42.4 percent from distance (25-of-59 3FG)... Tallied postseason career-highs of 34 points (29 in the first half) and 14 rebounds to go with a franchise playoff-record eight threes (8-of-9 3FG) in Game 2 of Western Conference Semifinals at San Antonio on 5/8, joining Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter as the only guards to reach those point/rebound figures in a game in the last 25 years... Was the only Warrior to have appeared (and started) in all 94 of the team's regular-season and postseason games.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in all 66 games (29 starts), averaging 12.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.4 minutes, earning First Team All-Rookie honors... In 29 starts, averaged 18.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.10 steals in 33.9 minutes... Led all rookies in three-point percentage (.414, 17th in NBA) and three-point field goals made (111), the first Warrior to do so since teammate Stephen Curry in 2009-10...Also finished second among rookies in free throw percentage (.868) and fourth in scoring... Was the only Warrior to appear in all 66 games and one of only six rookies to do so in the NBA... Led all rookies in scoring in the month of April with 18.6 points in 16 games... Started the final 28 games of the season, averaging 18.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.11 steals... Became one of only three rookies (qualified for the three-point percentage leaderboard) in NBA history to hit at least .440 from the field, .410 from long range and .860 from the free throw line (Stephen Curry in 2009-10 and Anthony Morrow in 2008-09, both with the Warriors)...Was one of only five players to hit those percentages on the season (Ray Allen, Jordan Farmar, Manu Ginobili, Ben Gordon)... Was one of five rookies in the starting lineup for the Warriors in the season finale on 4/26 vs. San Antonio, the first time since at least 1970-71 (when the Elias Sports Bureau began tracking starters) that a team started five first-year players... Scored a then-career-high 31 points on 3/24 vs. Sacramento, the second most points in 2011-12 by a rookie (Kyrie Irving, 32)... Made a then-career-high 12 field goals while hauling in a career-high eight rebounds in a 29-point effort on 4/16 vs. San Antonio... Dished out a career-best eight assists on 4/12 vs. Dallas...Swiped a then-career-high four steals on 4/14 at the Clippers...Blocked a career-high three shots on 1/27 vs. Oklahoma City... Had two games with at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, one of two rookies to record multiple 25-5-5 games (Kyrie Irving)... Made 29 consecutive free throws from 3/11-3/28. o In a six-game stretch from 4/12-4/21, averaged 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.83 steals in 43.5 minutes, shooting .471 from the field in that stretch (.429 from distance) and scoring 24-or-more points in five of those six... Tallied 11 games with four-or-more three-pointers, fourth most in the league... Made his NBA debut on 12/25 vs. the Clippers, scoring seven points in 19 minutes.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:
Played three seasons at Washington State, averaging 17.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 98 career games... Left school ranked first all-time in school history in three-pointers (242) and third in points (1,756) and scoring average (17.9)... In both his junior and sophomore seasons, was named All-Pac-10 Conference First Team and The Sporting News First Team All-Conference, while also earning USBWA and NABC All-District honors... As a junior, appeared in 34 games (33 starts), averaging 21.6 points (1st in Pac-10), 5.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 34.7 minutes... Ranked 11th in the nation in scoring, while leading the team and conference in three-pointers with 98... As a sophomore, appeared in 31 games (30 starts), averaging 19.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 35.4 minutes... Led Cougars to the Great Alaska Shootout Championship by scoring a tournament single-game record 43 points. o As a freshman, appeared in 33 games (all starts), averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists...Named to Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
Was one of 27 players invited to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men's National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas... Member of 2012 USA Select Team... Won a gold medal in the 2009 U-19 World Championship in New Zealand averaging 7.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in nine games while hitting .516 on three-pointers.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Klay Alexander Thompson...Father, Mychal, was the No. 1 overall pick of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning two NBA Championships with the Lakers...Older brother, Mychel, appeared in five games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011-12...Younger brother, Trayce, was chosen in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox and is currently playing in the minor leagues...Mother Julie played volleyball at the University of San Francisco...Has been extremely active with Warriors community outreach programs over his first two seasons...Last season, teamed up with local children's charity Good Tidings Foundation to provide the Eastside College Preparatory School Girls Basketball Team with food and equipment during the holiday season, picking the students up in a limo and taking them shopping for Thanksgiving dinner supplies and a surprise trip to Sports Authority for a new pair of basketball shoes for the season...Also took part in the Make-A-Wish Holiday Party at the team's practice facility, in which several Make-A-Wish families were treated to an evening of carnival-type games...While in Houston for NBA All-Star 2013, participated in the NBA Cares Day of Service...Has attended several sessions of Warriors Basketball Camp and participated in numerous meet & greets with Warriors fans, Season Ticket Holders, corporate partners and community organizations...In 2011-12, took part in a Facebook post-game photo session, taking pictures with Warriors fans who had checked-in at that night's game on Facebook...Also participated in the Oracle Basketball Clinic as well as the Hoops and Health Clinic presented by Kaiser Permanente.
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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: February 08, 1990
From: Washington State University
Draft: 1st Round (11th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2011 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Washington State/USA

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