OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have drafted Washington State shooting guard Klay Thompson with the 11th pick in the NBA draft.
Thompson’s selection Thursday night adds another potent shooter to an already overcrowded backcourt with Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. Golden State’s revamped front office insisted they would take the most talented player no matter the position, and they followed through with that approach.
Thompson led the Pac-10 with 21.6 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists last season. The 6-foot-7 guard gives some size to the smaller Curry-Ellis duo, although he’s also another shooter not known for his defense.