Thompson doesn't blame slump on Durant addition
Klay Thompson just does not appear to be comfortable in the Golden State Warriors' offense this season, but he denies it has anything to do with Kevin Durant's presence.
After finishing second in three-pointers made the past three seasons, Thompson has shot only 19.6 percent from beyond the arc through the Warriors' first six games.
He is shooting 38.4 percent from the field and averaging just 15.8 points per game.
"Not at all," Thompson said Monday, via ESPN.com, when asked if his struggles have 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."
The Warriors are 4-2 through their first six games, including losses to the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers.
"So last year I struggled, then I went on a tear, so it's just like any other season," Thompson said.
"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 said he watches film of his best shooting performances to try and get out of his funk.
"I just try to watch highlights of the team I'm going to play against," Thompson said.
"So I had a good game against the [New Orleans] Pelicans, I'll watch what I was successful at against them."