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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.
• Named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2014-15, his first career All- NBA honor, joining Stephen Curry (First Team) to make the pair the first backcourt duo to both receive All-NBA honors since Seattle’s Gus Williams and Dennis Johnson both made the Second Team in 1979-80.
• Earned First Team All-Rookie Honors in 2011-12.
• Enters 2015-16 owning career averages of 17.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 32.2 minutes in 306 games (269 starts) over four seasons with Golden State.
• After only four seasons, already ranks second behind only Stephen Curry in Warriors annals with 784 three-pointers and ranks third in team history in three-point field goal percentage (.418).
• Has appeared in 40 playoff games (all starts) with Golden State, averaging 17.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 37.8 minutes and helping Golden State to the 2014-15 NBA championship.
• In Warriors playoff history, ranks second in three-point field goals (98), sixth in three-point percentage (.394), seventh in field goals made (229), seventh in points (688), seventh in blocks (31) and 10th in steals (35).

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
• In 77 games (all starts), averaged a career-high 21.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 31.9 minutes.
• Named to the All-NBA Third Team, his first career All-NBA honor... Thompson was joined on the All-NBA Team by backcourt mate Stephen Curry (First Team), making the pair the first backcourt duo to receive All-NBA honors since Seattle’s Gus Williams and Dennis Johnson both made the Second Team in 1979-80.
• Ranked third in the NBA in plus/minus (+10.1), tied for ninth in the league in scoring, fourth in three-point percentage (.439) and fourth in Net Rating (15.8).
• Combined with Stephen Curry to connect on 525 three-pointers for the season, the most by a duo in a single season in NBA history... Curry and Thompson own the top three single-season three-point shooting performances in NBA annals.
• Posted a 50-7 (.877) record as a starter along with Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, comprising the team’s best five-man unit (min. 20 games) since the NBA began tracking starters in 1970-71 and the second-best starting five (min. 40 games) in NBA history, behind only the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
• Finished the season with 46 20-point games, eight 30-point games, four 40-point games and one 50-point game.
• Posted one double-double, one 20/10 game and one 30/10 game.
• When he scored 27-plus points, the Warriors were 12-5 on the season.
• Tallied 42 points on 15-of-20 from the field (8-of-10 from three) on 4/13 vs. Memphis, his fourth career 40-point game... His 26 second quarter points are tied with Stephen Curry for the second-most in an NBA quarter in the season (behind only his NBA-record of 37), making him the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2005-06 with multiple 26-point quarters in a single season... With 37 first-half points, also became the first player since Bryant and Vince Carter to post multiple 37-point halves in the same season.
• Scored 39 points on 2/22 at Indiana, including a career-high 10 free throws (10-of-10 FT).
• Started the 2015 All-Star Game alongside teammate Stephen Curry to give the Warriors two All-Star starters for the first time in nearly 50 years (Rick Barry and Nate Thurmond started the 1967 All-Star Game at the Cow Palace in San Francisco)... Joined Curry to become the first pair of Warriors guards to start the All-Star Game and first backcourt tandem from the same team to start the annual showcase since New York’s Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe in 1975.
• Scored 30-plus points in three-straight games (1/23-1/27) for the first time of his career.
• Posted his first career 30/10 game with 30 points and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds on 1/27 vs. Chicago.
• Scored a career-high 52 points on 1/23 vs. Sacramento, setting an NBA record for points in a quarter with 37 points on a perfect 13-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from three-point range in the third frame, besting the previous record of 33 points set by George Gervin (April 9, 1978) and Carmelo Anthony (Dec. 10, 2008) and topping Wilt Chamberlain’s franchise record of 31 (set in the fourth quarter of his NBA-record 100-point game on March 2, 1962)… Set an NBA record for threes in a quarter with nine, surpassing the previous record of eight set by Michael Redd (Feb. 20, 2002) and Joe Johnson (Dec. 16, 2013)… Hit both of his free throws in his perfect third quarter, scoring 37 of the team’s 41 points in the frame and giving him 50 points after three quarters… Finished the game with career highs of 16 field goals made (16-of-25) and 11 three-pointers (11-of-15), equaling Stephen Curry’s franchise record for three-pointers in a game (Feb. 27, 2013 at New York), while tying a career-high with nine free throws (9-of-10, since eclipsed)… Became the 12th player in Warriors history to score 50 points in a game… Became the first player to score at least 50 points in fewer than 33 minutes since Kobe Bryant did so on Dec. 20, 2005.
• Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 25... In four games that week, averaged 33.0 points (second in the NBA), 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.25 steals in just 29.8 minutes, hitting 56.4 percent from the field (44-of-78) and 55.3 percent from three-point range (21-of-38) with a league-high 5.3 threes per game... Became the first player in Warriors franchise history to win three weekly accolades in the same season (earned the honor on 10/28-11/2 and 1/5-1/11).
• Scored at least 20 points in a career-high eight consecutive games (12/2-12/16).
• Scored in double figures in his first 56 games of the season, a career-best streak.
• Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 2... In three games that week, averaged a league-leading 29.7 points... Became the first Warrior to receive the award in the season’s opening week since Tim Hardaway in 1994.
• Hit the go-ahead shot with 8.9 seconds remaining on 11/2 at Portland.
• Missed one game with a strained right hand, the first game missed due to injury in his career, as well as one game due to rest and three games due to a right ankle sprain.
• Appeared in 21 postseason games (all starts), averaging 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 36.2 minutes per game.
• Hit 57 three-pointers in the 2015 Playoffs, tied with Ray Allen (2001 Playoffs) for third-most in a single postseason, behind only Reggie Miller (58 in 2000) and his backcourt mate, Stephen Curry (98 in 2015).
• Has hit an active streak of 29-straight playoff games with a three-pointer.
• Connected on a playoff career-high 14 field goals on the way to matching a postseason career-high with 34 points on 6/7 vs. Cleveland... Became the first Warrior since Rick Barry in 1975 to score at least 30 points in an NBA Finals game.
• Became the 12th player in franchise history to tally 500 points for his postseason career on 5/15 at Memphis.
• Scored 20-plus points in four-straight postseason games (every game of the First Round, 4/18-4/25), a playoff career-best streak.

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-or-more points on 75 percent or better from the field in a season opener.
• In seven playoff games (all starts), averaged 16.4 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 36.7 minutes.
• Moved into second place on the franchise’s all-time postseason three-point list with 41 career playoff threes.
• Dished out a playoff career-high seven assists in Game 7 on 5/3 at the L.A. Clippers.
• Scored 20-plus three times, including a 26-point performance in Game 3 on 4/24 vs. the L.A. Clippers.

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.
• 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 then-career-high 32 points at Cleveland on 1/29.
• Hit a then-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.
• Scored 11 points in 14 minutes off the bench for Team SHAQ in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston.
• 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 during postseason, 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.
• Made his NBA Playoff debut in Game 1 of First Round at Denver, scoring 22 points and grabbing three rebounds in 41 minutes.
• 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 then-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 L.A. 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.
• 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 47.1 percent from the field in that stretch (42.9 percent 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 L.A. 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 WSU 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.
• 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:
• As a member of the USA Senior Men’s National Team, helped lead Team USA to a 9-0 record and the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain...Finished as the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.7 points to go along with 2.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.00 steal per contest.
• 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 shooting 51.6 percent 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 and played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA Development League from 2013-15 before signing in Italy this past summer... Younger brother, Trayce, currently plays for the Chicago White Sox...Mother, Julie, played volleyball at the University of San Francisco...His family was honored in the Bahamas in the summer of 2015, including a welcome reception hosted by the government of the Bahamas in Nassau and the commissioning of Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson Boulevard in honor of his father...Has been extremely active with Warriors community outreach programs over his first five seasons...Received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for November 2014, with the NBA donating $10,000 on Thompson’s behalf to the Good Tidings Foundation...Earned the Alvin Attles Community Impact Award in April 2015 in recognition of his efforts to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved youth in the Bay Area...The Warriors community foundation donated $15,000 in his honor to the Good Tidings Foundation in recognition of his community work...Donated $20,000 to the city of Oakland in 2014 to help fund the city-wide Thanksgiving Dinner event, which served 2,000 families...Took part in the Back to School in the Bay: Clorox Clean Up the Classroom event prior to the 2013-14 campaign...Has also participated in the Splash Brothers Parent-Child Fantasy Basketball Clinic at the Warriors practice facility, where kids received one-on-one instruction from Thompson, teammate Stephen Curry and their respective fathers, Mychal Thompson and Dell Curry...Took a local family on a Thanksgiving dinner shopping spree at a local Lucky Supermarket as part of the Shop with the Warriors event...In 2012-13, 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...Also participated in the Oracle Basketball Clinic as well as the Hoops and Health Clinic presented by Kaiser Permanente...Purchases tickets to every home game that are donated to deserving youth groups...Is on Twitter @KlayThompson.
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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: 5
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2011 - 2015
Prior to NBA/Country: Washington State/USA

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