‘Didn’t Touch the Rim’: Warriors’ Rookie Moses Moody Explains What Surprised Him About Klay Thompson

Published 08/30/2021, 1:09 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors watches a replay as the Denver Nuggets look to close out during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Golden State Warriors fans have had a fun week so far. Notably, they saw Klay Thompson share a great practice session. With his return inching closer and closer, the Bay looks to be at its peak once again.

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Moreover, their rookies, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody, impressed in the Summer league as well. They showcased their offensive skillset, while also having great games on the defensive end.

Recently, Moody was on the Jim Rome show and he spoke about his now-teammate, Klay Thompson.

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Klay Thompson participates in a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 before Thursday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

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Moody provides update on Klay Thompson

Appearing on Jim Rome show, Moody spoke about his early life and how he had stayed disciplined from a young age. However, the main topic that came up was Thompson’s shooting drills.

Host Jim Rome asked Moody bout Thompson’s jumper. Unsurprisingly, like many others, he too in awe looking at Klay’s shooting masterclass.

General manager Bob Myers speaks with Klay Thompson during a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 before tomorrow’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Moody spoke about Klay’s jumper saying: “Man, it looks different in person. That was obviously my first time seeing it, but watching that repetition, that exact same shot every one, I mean I sat there and watched him shoot for 20 minutes, and it didn’t touch the rim a lot, I can tell you that.”

Both Stephen Curry and Klay have done their parts in welcoming the new rookies. In fact, the former even took Moody for a nice dinner just to get to know him better. The latter, on the other hand, has been watching the Summer League closely and hasn’t missed a chance to appreciate great basketball from the rookies.

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson talks to the media following basketball practice at the Rakuten Performance Center in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Photo by Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Now, after two years, he is set to return to the court. But what happened that made him miss two whole years?

What happened to Klay?

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Thompson is one of the foundation players of the Warriors dynasty. However, injuries just don’t seem to leave the sharpshooter alone. It all started in 2019 during the finals against the Toronto Raptors.

Warriors came in as an injured team with star Kevin Durant out. Then, in Game 6, Thompson went off the floor with an injury after drawing in a hard foul. He landed awkwardly, causing damage to his knee. But, like a true warrior, he came back and made both the free throws before leaving the game.

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Things took a major turn when he tore his Achilles in the coming off-season. Hence, he has been battling an ACL tear for the past whole year. Now, he is said to return early into next season. Are you excited to see the Splash Brothers play together again? Let us know your view in the comments.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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