March 27, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson (left) instructs guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at ORACLE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Jackson says Klay Thompson a top five shooting guard in NBA


Some may say that Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is biased in regards to his own players – and they’d be right. But that doesn’t mean his opinion on Klay Thompson being a top five shooting guard in the NBA is all that outlandish.

Jackson recently praised the play of Thompson, suggesting that he was a top five shooting guard in an interview with the Mercury News:

“He’s a top-five (shooting) guard in this league,” Jackson says, “and I’m being respectful.”

At first, you may chuckle at the notion though in fairness, the shooting guard position is relatively sub-par, especially in comparison to past seasons. Yes, players like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade still likely take the top two spots (despite their injury issues) but outside of that, you could really mix-and-match a handful of names to round out the top five.

Thompson currently leads the NBA in three point shots made and is averaging near 21 points per game, shooting 55% in the process. All-Star numbers, without a doubt.

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