The Golden State Warriors have arguably been the most surprising team in the NBA. Head coach Mark Jackson has his team playing at an unbelievable level and they look poised to make some noise in the playoffs this season. The team features a very dynamic backcourt in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and together the two have led the Warriors to a 28-17 record and the fifth seed in the western conference standings.
Curry was clearly snubbed of an All-Star selection this season as he having a career year. Thompson on the other hand is just starting to come into his own this season and coupled with Curry they make a great backcourt. Furthermore, both of these guys can shoot and they might be the best shooting backcourt in the NBA right now.
Curry might go down as the one of the greatest shooters in NBA history and for this season he is shooting a blistering 43.7% from the field including 45.2% from three-point range. Furthermore, Curry can knock down his free throws as he is shooting 90% from the free-throw line. Curry’s hot shooting has led him to a career high 20.1 points per game and is the definitive leader of this young Warriors team.
Curry’s backcourt mate, Thompson, is playing pretty well himself this season. In tonight’s 108-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Thompson scored a career-high 32 points including connecting on six of eight from the three-point line. Thompson stepped up in Curry’s absence and his great shooting was on full display tonight.
Like Curry Thompson is also having a career year as he is averaging a career-high 16.1 points per game. Furthermore, Thompson is shooting 40.7% from the field, 38.1% from the three-point line, and 90.1% from the charity stripe. Thompson’s shooting is very similar to Curry’s and the two could be one of the best shooting duos in NBA history.
I like the make-up of this Warriors backcourt and if they keep shooting the lights out it will be very difficult to contain these two for years to come. If Curry can stay healthy and Thompson keeps developing they could become a very dangerous backcourt for a very long time.