Klay Thompson's Olympic shooting percentages are incredibly low

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The United States of America may boast a 4-0 record, and have already booked their place in the knockout rounds of the Olympic basketball tournament, but it has not been easy.

After sweeping past China and Venezuela, they have had to work for every inch against Australia and Serbia. The Boomers gave them a scare in game three and a ten-point win hardly painted the picture of a tight contest, while an 18-point first quarter lead over their Eastern European opponents ended in a three-point victory on Friday night.

A number of players have struggled with their shooting throughout the tournament but none more so than Klay Thompson. The guard went 1-6 from the field (1-3 from deep) as he finished with just three points, and his percentages are far lower than what we've come to expected from the two-time All-Star.

His overall percentages throughout the four games in Rio de Janeiro stand at 15.4 from the field and 18.8 from behind the arc. His best game was a 2-9 (2-6 from three) showing against Australia.

There are changes he has had to acclimatise to; the shorter arc (which shouldn't really be an issue) and the change of ball from Spalding (NBA) to Molten (FIBA). However, it still doesn't explain his poor efforts.

It hasn't been a perfect tournament for anybody representing the USA, but for someone who came second in total three-pointers in the league last season, and truly established himself and a premier player, it really has been disappointing.

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