Team: Golden State Warriors
Position: Shooting guard
2014-15 stats: 21.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.9 BPG
What makes him smooth: A unique ability to glide into position for a perfect shot
Klay Thompson might be the best shooter in the entire NBA, and this season he is posting the highest shooting percentage of his career. He’s learned to use screens and simple off-ball movement to his advantage in finding his shot, playing smartly rather than using the frantic style that he had earlier in his career. He has now become an excellent slashing player, exploiting holes in defenses that are preoccupied with preventing the three-point shot and gliding to the rim for uncontested layups and dunks.