Klay Thompson on Whether Durant is Reason For His Shooting Slump

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You should have known that Klay Thompson wasn’t going to go out like that.

The Warriors star shooting guard hasn’t shot the ball so well during the first week of the season, but he told ESPN.com, that the addition of Durant isn’t the reason.

“Not at all,” Thompson said at shootaround when asked if his cold spell had anything to do with Durant. “I struggled last year for the first 20 games, and Kevin wasn’t here. So it has nothing to do with Kevin.”

“So last year I struggled, then I went on a tear, so it’s just like any other season,” Thompson said, looking to the future. “Obviously we have different players, but I’m still getting the shots I always got before he was here, so it’s not on Kevin at all.”

Thompson, who finished second in 3-pointers made behind teammate Stephen Curry the past three seasons, is only shooting 19.6 percent from three through the Warriors’ first six games and went 4-of-18 from the field for 10 points in Golden State’s 117-97 loss to the Lakers.

The fact that he attempted 18 shots lets you know that Klay is fine.

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