Thompson: I am the best shooting guard

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson considers himself to be the best shooting guard in the NBA. 

Despite initially mulling over the options of Jimmy Butler, who plays for the Chicago Bulls, and Houston Rockets’ James Harden, Thompson opted to choose himself. 

In the ongoing NBA season, Thompson is currently averaging 19.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He is also shooting 47.3 per cent from the field and 43.7 per cent from long range. Furthermore, the 25-year-old has scored 20 points or more in 10 of the 25 games he has played. 

"I'm going to go with myself," Thompson told reporters. "We're 26-1. When you play with a free mind and you play thinking you're not hurt and you're healthy, that's when you're playing your best.

"I want to continue playing like this, get better every month."

Thompson also believes that team-mate Stephen Curry is the best point guard in the league as the 27-year-old is averaging 31.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.1 steals per game. He is also shooting 52 per cent from the field and is shooting 45.3 per cent from beyond the arc. 

In addition to this, Curry has dropped 40 points or more seven times this season. 

"Right now, Steph's a better shooter," Thompson said. "I'm trying to catch him. Just by a little, though. Not by a lot. I can't say he's way better than me. He is one of the greatest, and it's an honor to be in the same backcourt with him."

The Warriors’ next NBA match-up will see them go up against the Utah Jazz on home soil on Wednesday.