Klay Thompson turned a lot of heads last season after finishing the year strong and earning himself a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Now he is one of the cornerstones of the Golden State Warriors, who are looking to finally break out of their rebuilding process and make a run at the playoffs.
With former starting shooting guard Monta Ellis getting shipped out of town in exchange for new starting center Andrew Bogut, Thompson now has room to grow in the backcourt with fellow guard Stephen Curry.
While Curry has already shown his potential to be the star for Golden State, Thompson may be looking to take some of that spotlight after a solid rookie campaign. Let's take a look at seven reasons why Klay Thompson could become the next star for the Warriors.