Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson size up Steve Kerr the shooter, eyeing his 3-point marks

It’s clear that Warriors guard Klay Thompson has at least taken a peek at new coach Steve Kerr’s career shooting statistics.

Asked on Sirius XM on Friday about Kerr, Thompson seemed to know that while Kerr made the NBA’s all-time leader with a 45.4 shooting percentage from 3-point range, he did so while making 726 shots from beyond the arc in 15 seasons. Thompson in three seasons has already made 545 3-pointers.

“He has a better percentage, but I think at the end of the year, I’m probably going to have more career makes than he has,” Thompson said. “I don’t know (who is the better shooter). Steve can shoot, though.”

Thompson said there was no question he would go up against Kerr in 3-point shooting contests similar to the ones held by former coach Mark Jackson, whose win against Stephen Curry was viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube. The Warriors eventually set up a bracketed 3-point shooting tournament that ended once Jackson fell to Draymond Green.

“We’ve got to continue that tradition,” Thompson said. “Mark was never afraid, so I don’t think Steve will be.”

“We should have some good shootouts in practice, and I have my eye on his 3-point percentage, so we’ll see what happens,” Curry told CSN Bay Area earlier this month.

Curry and Thompson combined for 484 3-pointers this season break their own NBA record for most makes by a pair of teammates.

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  • Stan

    Kerr is going to imitate something Mark Jackson created?. This is going to be a powder keg season I can tell already.
    Next thing you know,all five starters get a rest at the same time.

  • wayne polk

    Chill out dude. What’s wrong with having a 3 point contest in practice? Not a damn thing. Powder keg???

  • thewarriorsrule

    don’t worry about him. he just has a personal love for jackson and a personal hate for kerr. kerr will be better than jackson.

  • thewarriorsrule

    curry’s career 3pt% is actually up there with kerr’s. i wonder if kerr won’t let curry break his record by telling him to take too many bad 3’s to lower his %, haha…