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Danny Green Defends Klay Thompson For Off Year: ‘Bad Years Happen Sometimes’

Danny Green. Photo via Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Portland Trail Blazers during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on December 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

This season has been an uncharacteristic one for both Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are used to being competitive and a threat to any team they play against. This season has been a far cry from it.

With that being the case, there has also been a rise in people being hyper-critical towards Thompson and some of the other Warriors players. Former NBA player Danny Green took the time to defend Thompson while making an appearance on 95.7 The Game.

“Klay’s getting a lot of hell on social media, which is nuts. This is a guy who’s earned the right to have a rough year once in a while. He’s had a great decade-long playing career. Bad years happen sometimes.”

Danny Green said in defense of Klay Thompson

This year has undeniably been an adjustment for Thompson. Going from a superstar on a dynasty to coming off the bench has been a strange thing. However, Thompson fully embraced the role and came out firing. The four-time champion scored 35 points in his first game off the bench since his rookie year.

Thompson is one of the greatest shooters in the history of basketball. Being the other half of the iconic “Splash Brothers” will cement him forever. As free agency creeps closer, Thompson will have the opportunity to choose how his career ends.

Green knows firsthand just how impactful Thompson can be. The 36-year-old was a part of the Toronto Raptors team that won a championship back in 2019 against the Warriors.

While Thompson may not be the player that he has been for the last 10 years, he will still have the opportunity to make an impact for the next few seasons. Now, it will just boil down to what team he decides to finish his career with.