Klay Thompson Struggling Early—Especially From Deep

Klay Thompson Struggling Early—Especially From Deep

The veteran All-Star is under performing compared to his teammates.

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The Golden State Warriors are favored to win their third consecutive NBA championship as they have five All-Stars on their team, but there are a few question marks. One of them is Demarcus "Boogie" Cousins, who are still recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered last season and has not seen any game time yet. However, a more prominent mystery is the struggles of All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson. The veteran has only scored 67 points with a 37.3 field goal percentage and a 13.6 three-point percentage through four games. At 28 years old, Thompson is considered to be in the prime of his career and will enter free agency after this season.

Thompson has had some memorable moments throughout his career with Golden State.

These moments include scoring 37 points in one quarter against Sacramento in 2014 and scoring 60 points on 11 dribbles in three quarters in 2016. In addition, he played an instrumental role in keeping the Warriors alive throughout Game 6 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets on the brink of elimination. They ended up winning the series 4-3 and went on to sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

However, Thompson’s stats throughout the first four games of the 2018-2019 season may raise some eyebrows. 

In the season opener, he went 5 for 20 on his shots, including 1 for 8 from three-point range. In his most recent game against the Phoenix Suns, he was 6 for 14 including 1 for 6 from outside before exiting with an injury. His three-point shooting is particularly peculiar going 3 for 22 from deep.

Thompson has always lived in the shadow of Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, but these stats are alarming for a player of his caliber. This is not to say that Thompson will undoubtedly face a decline of any sort, but this is not what many have come to expect from him.

As a two-way player, his defense is paramount. It is mainly his shooting so far that is of concern. Klay Thompson may turn it around before free agency, but he will need to do so efficiently if he seeks a lengthy contract from the Warriors or another team in free agency.

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7 Struggles Of A Girl Who Understands Sports

Other girls just don't get it.
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I love sports. I live for the time of the year when football season and basketball season overlap so I can watch my two favorite sports at the same time. However, as any other girl that likes sports knows, there are a few different struggles that we experience on a day to day basis.

1. People won't believe you.

I’ve gotten very accustomed to the “look” people give you when you tell them you like to watch sports. It’s a look that reeks of disbelief. I'm sorry I don't know the blood type of the former coach's oldest son. You’ll just have to learn to let it go... but yes, I do watch sports.

2. People will try to explain the game to you.

Yes, I know that was a sack. Yes, I see that it’s a fourth down. Yes, I know what foul that was. Yes, they are about to take a free throw. Please stop talking while I watch my team play. Thanks for trying to keep me updated, though.

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3. Guys will think you are trying to impress them.

Dude, stop flirting with me while the game is on. Don’t block the TV. I need to see this. I could care less about you. My team is playing.


4. Your girl friends will never care about sports as much as you do.

You will have to beg and grovel just to get them to watch the game with you. Even then, either they won’t pay attention, or they will ask you what’s going on every couple of minutes.


5. No one finds it acceptable when you yell at the TV.

My dad yelled at the TV during football games when I was growing up. My guy friends do it. But the minute I open my mouth when my team starts losing, people start staring at me and silently begging me to act more like a lady.


6. Women's sports apparel is awful.

I get asked on a regular basis when shopping for team apparel, “Do you need me to show you where the women’s stuff is?” No, no, nope, absolutely not. I would much prefer not to run around with rhinestones on my chest or in a pink football jersey. I’m cringing at the thought.

7. You turn into a child when your team loses.

No, it is not my time of the month. You know good and well my team just lost. Don't speak. I’m going to my room to lie down under my baby blanket and eat chocolate ice cream. It’s just too much.


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Dealing With The Bipolar Louisiana Weather, As Told By Coach O Himself

Whether it's figuring out what to wear or dealing with the weather on your walk to class, we've all faced these struggles at some point.

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As you may know, the Louisiana weather this time of year is not the most reliable. On Monday it can be sunny and 82 degrees, and by Tuesday it's freezing and raining. Here are some situations you've probably dealt with at some point or another, told through none other than Coach O himself.

Looking at your phone to check the weather app before you get dressed.

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This is crucial when getting dressed because you never know what weather you should be preparing yourself for. Make sure you look at the whole day's forecast because it could very well change in a short amount of time.

When you walk outside and it's way hotter than you anticipated.

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You instantly start sweating... hurry up and speed-walk through campus to get to some sort of air conditioning.

When you come out of class and the weather has completely changed.

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You didn't anticipate that the weather would be changing within the hour, so you played yourself. You look cute today but when you walk out of class, it's a torrential downpour outside and you have no rain jacket or umbrella.

Being forced to take a shower when you get home because your outfit made you a sweaty mess.

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When you got dressed in the morning, you wore long sleeves and pants, but now it's 80 degrees so you're sweating your ass off... congrats, now you have to go home a take a shower.

When your friend tells you that "it will probably be nice all day."

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Don't trust them, don't trust the weatherman, don't trust anyone. The weather has a mind of its own and you can't ever really be sure that it's going to stay beautiful outside all day.

When you remember that you left your windows open... and now it's raining.

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Yeah even though it was sunny when you got out, doesn't mean it's going to stay sunny all day. ALWAYS make sure you close your windows or you'll hate yourself when you're sitting in Lockett and your car windows are open across campus.

When you actually planned ahead and dressed in the correct layers.

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Congrats, this may happen to you once in your life (if you're lucky). Sometimes the weather is just nice and sunny and bearable, and you don't have to worry about it screwing up your day.

No matter what the weather is though, Louisiana in the springtime may be one of the nicest things in the world. Throw on some shorts, grab your hammock, and enjoy the weather.

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