‣ Klay Thompson passed Jamal Crawford for the 10th-most 3-pointers in NBA history.
‣ The Golden State Warriors have the sixth-shortest odds to win the 2024 championship.
‣ Klay Thompson is owed $43.21 million this season as part of his max contract with the Warriors.
Klay Thompson (2,222) has now passed Jamal Crawford (2,221) for the 10th-most career threes in NBA history.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson made history on Sunday night as he surpassed Jamal Crawford to become the 10th player in NBA history with the most 3-pointers. Thompson’s accomplishment came during the team’s 106-95 victory over the Houston Rockets, where he contributed 19 points, four rebounds, and one block in just 30 minutes of play. With a shooting percentage of 58.3% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc, it’s clear that Thompson’s skills on the court continue to impress.
While Thompson’s achievement is noteworthy, the Golden State Warriors are not favored by NBA betting sites to win the 2024 championship. The team currently holds the sixth-shortest odds, with better odds given to the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Lakers. Despite this, Thompson’s success and contributions to the team cannot be overlooked.
Thompson’s rise in the ranks of NBA 3-pointers is significant, placing him just 44 threes away from surpassing LeBron James in the all-time list. However, with James’ immense talent and barring any major injuries, it may be an uphill battle for Thompson to reach that milestone. Nevertheless, through three games of the 2023-24 season, Thompson is proving his worth as he maintains an average of 17.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
Off the court, Thompson’s future with the Warriors remains uncertain. Rumors of a contract extension during the offseason did not come to fruition, leaving Thompson set to become a free agent in the 2024 offseason. The team was expected to agree on a four-year, $140 million extension, following similar deals for Draymond Green and Stephen Curry. However, with Thompson owed $43.21 million this season as part of his current contract, his future remains uncertain.
While Thompson’s achievement is noteworthy, it’s important to note that the bigger story on Sunday was Chris Paul’s decision to come off the bench for the first time in his 19-year career. Previously, Paul had started every game he played in since the NBA started tracking games started in 1982. However, on Sunday, he recorded eight points and seven assists in just 28 minutes as a reserve. Paul’s decision made headlines and showcased his versatility as a player.
As the NBA season progresses, basketball fans can only wait and see what new records and accomplishments Thompson and other players will achieve. With Thompson’s talent and determination, it’s clear that he has the potential to continue making history on the court.