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Klay Thompsons are hard to find

Updated: June 16, 2011, 2:15 PM ET
By David Thorpe

The NBA Finals was the most recent example of the importance of having guys on your team who can consistently make 3-point shots. Trailing 2-1 in the series, Dallas won the last three games of the series by a total of 22 points, and outscored Miami by 33 points from the 3-point line in those games.

For terrific deep shooters in this year's draft, like Klay Thompson, this couldn't be better news. If nothing else, he's got excellent size and great range as a shooting guard, and proved over three years of college action to be truly talented as a shooter. There's a lot of hit and miss about his overall game, but having that kind of shooting ability in a 6-foot-7 frame should provide enough of a safety net to ensure he'll be one of the first 15 names announced on draft night. But let's take a closer look at those flaws in his game.

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