Warriors GM Bob Myers Did Not Think Klay Would Be This Good

After the Warriors selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Klay Thompson averaged 12.5 points per game as a rookie.

On Monday against the Pacers, the two-time All-Star delivered an historic 60-point performance.

Did Warriors GM Bob Myers think that Klay could turn himself into such a complete all-around player?

"No. No," Myers said on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday. "I thought he could be this good of a shooter. I think we all did ... you don't have to be a genius to see how well he shoots the basketball. We didn't know his release point could be as quick as it is ... getting to the basket, posting up ... He couldn't do a lot of this when he got in the league and I'll tell you why I think he can now.

"Simply, two reasons -- he loves playing basketball. You can see how much he's played in the last three or four years with the Olympics, the world championship team, with our deep runs in the playoffs -- he loves the sport.

"And he gets his work in. Practice is over, you can go home, but he stays and he works on his game. He works on all these things and that's how you get better. And he certainly has the drive and the competitiveness."

Klay was named Third-Team All-NBA each of the last two seasons.

He's averaging 22.5 points per game this year and believes he can reach new heights.

"It was a huge breakout game for me," Klay said on Monday night. "I'm not gonna lie -- I never really thought I would be able to do this growing up, so when I surprise myself like this it motivates me to keep on getting better."

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