Klay Thompson has made it clear that he would adjust to a reserve role if necessary. With the acquisition of Andre Iguodala, it seems like the Warriors will have to bench either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes.
In an interview with San Jose Mercury News, Thompson stated, “It took me a few games to get used to it because I’d started my whole life,” Thompson said. “Once I got used to it and once I found my rhythm, it was nothing to me. You can still be a great player off the bench.
“I’m not too worried about (starting). I’m just worried about getting better and getting in the best shape I can.”
It seems like a starting role does not matter to Thompson, as long as his team is contending.
“I was happy I don’t have to go against him any more,” Thompson said. “He’s going to be great for us. He’s a good scorer but he’s an even better playmaker. He’s a great leader. I can see it in these two weeks I’ve been here. He’s going to help us. He’s going to be like a swiss army knife. … That’s a huge signing for us.”
Only in his second NBA season, Thompson averaged 16.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 40% from the three-point line. Alongside Stephen Curry, many believe that the “splash brothers” may be the greatest shooting backcourt of all-time.