During the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL. Early reports declared that Thompson would miss a significant portion of 2019-20 season. Thompson has been upbeat throughout his recovery. In January, Thompson said "I haven't stopped working since the third day after Game 6 of the 2019 Finals." Thompson added, in reference to the time he underwent surgery last June, "You might not see me a lot, but I'm working. I don't know what's going to come this season, I would love to get out there." On Feb. 20, the Warriors officially declared the former All-Star out for the season.2018
Thompson's eighth season in the league began in quiet fashion before he broke out with a 52-point outburst against Chicago on Oct. 29. The 52 points were a season high, but more impressive was the fact that he broke fellow splash brother Steph Curry's NBA record for three-pointers in a game by draining 14 from behind the arc. His 24 three-point attempts in that game also set a new single-game record. On Jan. 21, Thompson drained 10-of-11 three-point attempts in a win over the Lakers and finished with 44 points. In February, Thompson earned his fifth straight All-Star game nod. On Feb. 13, he dished out a season-high eight assists against Portland, matching a career-high. "Big Smokey" appeared in 78 regular season games, averaging 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals. In 21 playoff games, Thompson averaged 20.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting a playoff career-high 44.3 percent from three-point land. With Thompson's help, the Warriors reached their fifth straight NBA Finals. A hamstring injury forced Thompson to miss Game 3, but he returned for Game 4 and scored 28 points. During the decisive Game 6 loss, Thompson delivered 30 points before leaving the game early with an ACL tear. Thompson's knee injury was very serious and may force the guard to miss the 2019-20 season.2017
Thompson made his fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, winning his third Championship ring in the 2017-18 season. In 73 regular season games, he averaged 20.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists while playing 34.3 minutes a game. He scored his 10,000th career point against the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 22 as part of a 19-point performance. He set career highs in shooting percentage, posting a career-best 44.0 percent mark from three-point range and 52.6 percent rate from inside the arc. Thompson scored at least 20 points on 38 different occasions during the regular season, including a stretch from Nov. 24 to Dec. 14 in which he reached the 20-point mark in 10 of 11 games. Thompson scored a season-high 38 points against Chicago on Jan. 17. The 27-year-old notched two double-doubles on the season: a 23-point, 10-rebound game against Brooklyn on Nov. 19 and a 17-point, 10-rebound effort against the Lakers on Dec. 18. Thompson scored 34 points in 34 minutes against the Suns on April 8. He scored a season playoff-best 35 points in a must-win Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against Houston on May 26. Thompson earned All-Star honors for the fourth time in his career. He played in 21 playoff games, putting up 19.6 points per game while shooting a personal playoff-best 45.6 percent from the field.2016
Thompson again proved to be a reliable and durable weapon for the Warriors in his sixth NBA season. The 6-foot-6 guard played in 78 games, averaging 34 minutes per contest. Thompson raised his scoring average for the sixth straight season, tallying 22.3 points per game. He also contributed 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He knocked down 268 three-pointers, finishing second in the league to teammate Stephen Curry for the fourth year in a row. Thompson was selected to the Western Conference All-Star team for the third straight season and scored a career-high 12 points in the February competition. The veteran sharpshooter produced one of the most prolific games in NBA history against Indiana on Dec. 5, scoring a career-high 60 points in only 29 minutes of action. With the performance, he became the first player in NBA history to tally 60 points in less than 30 minutes. In the memorable effort, Thompson hit 21-of-33 field goals (including 8-of-14 shots from deep) and 10-of-11 free-throws. The Washington State product's strong season helped the Warriors win 67 games and enter the playoffs as the top seed in the Western Conference. Thompson played in each of Golden State's 17 postseason contests, averaging 15.0 points, 2.4 treys and 3.9 boards. The Warriors lost only one game during the entire playoff slate and defeated Cleveland in five games to capture their second NBA Championship in three seasons.2015
Thompson further cemented his status as one of the league's premier sharpshooters with a standout 2015-16 campaign. The Washington State product played in 80 games for the Warriors, averaging 33.3 minutes per contest, and established two career-high marks with averages of 22.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, adding 2.1 assists and 0.8 steals per game. Thompson ranked second in the league to teammate Stephen Curry in total three-pointers made (276) for the third straight season. The pair combined for 678 treys, again shattering their own NBA record for three-pointers made by a duo on the same team. Thompson scored 40 points in consecutive games from March 25-27, the first time in his career he accomplished that feat. The 6-foot-6 guard was named to his second straight All-Star team and competed in his second consecutive Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend. In the finale of the competition, Thompson defeated Curry and Devin Booker to become Three-Point Champion. The sharpshooting guard was also named to the All-NBA Third Team for the second straight season. With Curry injured for parts of the playoffs, Thompson stepped up to help lead Golden State to its second straight NBA Finals appearance. In Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, he drilled an NBA playoff record 11 three-pointers en route to 41 points in a crucial victory. Though the Warriors ultimately fell to Cleveland in a rematch of the previous season's Finals, Thompson enjoyed a strong overall postseason, posting per-game averages of 24.3 points, 4.1 treys and 3.7 boards over 24 contests.2014
The 2014-15 campaign was magical both for Thompson and his Golden State Warriors. The 6-foot-6 guard played in 77 games and averaged 31.9 minutes per contest. He established career highs with per-game averages of 21.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Thompson's 239 three-pointers were also a career-best and ranked second in the NBA to teammate Stephen Curry. Together, Thompson and Curry shattered their own NBA record by combining for 525 treys. Thompson converted his three-point attempts at a 43.9 percent rate, the best of his career. The Washington State product also knocked down a career-high 87.9 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. Thompson's success was recognized with his first All-Star game selection. He scored seven points and dished six assists for the Western Conference in the February contest. Thompson also garnered his first selection to the All-NBA Third Team. In the postseason, Thompson averaged 18.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21 contests. He was a key part of the Warriors' success as the team defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for their first championship in 40 years.2013
Thompson continued to evolve in his third season with the Warriors. He pushed his scoring average to a career-high 18.4 points while averaging 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The 6-foot-6 guard was again one of the league's most lethal threats from deep, making 223 three-pointers (second in the NBA to teammate Stephen Curry) at a career-best 41.7 percent clip. Together, Thompson and Curry combined for 484 treys, besting their own NBA record for combined three-pointers by a duo on the same team. Thompson scored a career-high 38 points in a victory over the Lakers on Oct. 30 while going 15-for-19 from the field. The performance was one of five during the campaign in which Thompson scored 30 or more points. On Dec. 1, the Washington State product drained a career-high eight three-pointers in a win over Sacramento. He notched his first career double-double against Dallas on Nov. 27, finishing with 20 points and 10 boards. In the postseason, Thompson started all seven games for the Warriors in their first-round playoff matchup versus the Clippers. He posted per-game averages of 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in the seven-game battle.2012
Thompson was a workhorse in his second season with the Warriors, starting all 82 games and averaging 35.8 minutes per contest. He posted improved numbers across the board in comparison to his rookie campaign, averaging 16.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals per contest. Thompson also emerged as one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the league, ranking third with 211 treys and shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc. He set a career high with 32 points in a win over Cleveland on Jan. 29, adding seven rebounds and tying a career best with three blocks. On March 2, Thompson drained a career-high seven three-pointers en route to 29 points against Philadelphia. The 6-foot-6 guard also got his first taste of the NBA playoffs, playing in 12 postseason contests as the Warriors advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals. In the playoffs, Thompson posted per-game averages of 15.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while converting 42.4 percent of his three-point attempts.2011
Thompson was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. The Washington State product played in 66 games during his rookie season, averaging 24.4 minutes per contest. Thompson spent most of the campaign in a reserve role before moving into the starting lineup March 13; he remained a starter for the rest of the season. Overall, Thompson posted per-game averages of 12.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He showed a solid touch from deep, averaging 1.7 three-pointers per game and converting 41.4 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. Thompson was recognized for his strong rookie campaign with a selection to the All-Rookie First Team.
June 23, 2011Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
December 13, 2011Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
October 31, 2014Signed a four-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
July 10, 2019Signed a five-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.