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Warriors training camp: Klay Thompson trying to be more efficient, accurate

Second-year pro sees his "role changing" this season.

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Heading into his second NBA season, Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson believes his role on the team should increase this year, according to a report on CSNBayArea.com.

"I definitely see my role changing," Thompson told CSNBayArea.com. "I'm working with (the starting unit). I should have a lot more responsibility on my shoulders, which I welcome. I just love my role now and I can't wait to start playing games and seeing what I can do.

"Hopefully with my work over the summer, I can be more efficient. I think I'm going to get more open looks because we have more post players now and there are so many perimeter scorers."

Thompson earned a starting role last season after the Warriors traded Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks. As a rookie, the 6'7", 205-pound guard averaged 24.4 minutes and 12.5 points per game. Taking 11 shots per game, Thompson shot 44 percent from the field.