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Klay Thompson on coming off the bench: “It does have its benefits”

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson recently led his team to a decisive victory against the Washington Wizards, showcasing his scoring prowess off the bench.

Thompson’s impactful 25-point contribution propelled the Warriors to a decisive 123-112 victory, showcasing his adaptability and prowess off the bench.

Speaking on his transition, Thompson highlights the benefits of entering the game as a substitute, emphasizing the opportunity to observe the flow of the game before stepping onto the court.

The seasoned sharpshooter admits that the shift has eased nerves and allowed him to relax, enabling him to focus on his game without the pressure often associated with starting.

Thompson embraces the role, drawing inspiration from basketball luminaries like Manu Ginobili, who excelled as a sixth man and left an indelible mark on the game.

“It’s been a pretty seamless transition,” he said. |It does have its benefits as far as letting the game settle, seeing the floor before you enter and just relaxing. The nerves, especially when you start, can be apparent when it’s a big night. But when you’re coming off the bench, it’s a little easier to relax. I think that my game is showing that.”

With a blend of humility and determination, Thompson emphasizes his commitment to the team’s success, underscoring the potent partnership he shares with fellow backcourt dynamo Chris Paul.

“I’m embracing it,” Thompson added. “I love it. Some of the greatest to play this game have been sixth men in their career. The first one that comes to my mind is Manu [Ginobili]. We all know the Spurs won’t to be franchise they are without him.

“So it was easy form to make that transition. I’m not going to say it was easy, but it wasn’t as difficult as people thought. I can’t think of a better back court coming off a bench in the league between me and Chris [Paul]. So we’re going to take great pride in that and try to bring this team to heights we all aspire to reach.”

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