Former Coug Dubbed 'Silent Assassin' at Golden State
Former Washington State Cougar Klay Thompson has played an increasingly larger role with the Golden State Warriors in recent weeks (Photo: FILE)
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson
is so calm and quiet that teammates often tease him just to get a
reaction - or at least they try.
"A silent assassin" is what coach Mark Jackson calls him. A
fitting nickname, too.
With the Warriors missing the playoffs again, Thompson has
quietly put together a solid season out West. The 11th overall pick
has a chance to accomplish a rare feat: earn NBA first-team
All-Rookie honors despite being left out of the rookie-sophomore
game during All-Star weekend.
Thompson has averaged 18.3 points per game since the team traded
leading scorer Monta Ellis, polishing his game to be more than just
a pure shooter with great range. He's shooting 44 percent from the
floor and 42 percent from 3-point range.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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