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Klay Thompson aims to regain Three-Point crown at All-Star Weekend

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Klay Thompson aims to regain Three-Point crown at All-Star Weekend

Klay Thompson is coming for his old crown.

A year after failing to make the championship round, Klay Thompson will take part in the Three-Point Contest during this year's All-Star Weekend on Feb. 17 in Los Angeles. Thompson won the 2016 event, and is making his fourth consecutive appearance in the competition. 

This season, Thompson leads the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (45.4), and is fifth among all players (min. 500 three-point attempts) since entering the league in 2011 (42.2).

Only fellow 'splash brother' and teammate Stephen Curry has made and attempted more three-pointers in Warriors franchise history. Curry announced earlier this week he would not participate in the three-point contest. 

Thompson will have to beat out defending champion Eric Gordon, as well as Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, Wayne Ellington, Paul George, Tobias Harris, and Kyle Lowry in order to regain the title. 

Klay Thompson makes his triumphant return to China

Klay Thompson makes his triumphant return to China

The sequel is rarely as good as its predecessor, but convention goes out the window when China Klay is involved.

That's right, Klay Thompson is back in China this summer. He made his first stop in Beijing on Saturday, and will spend the next seven days in the country. Here's his itinerary:

June 23 -- Beijing
June 25 -- Jinan
June 26 -- Zhengzhou
June 27 -- Taiyuan
June 28 -- Guiyang
June 30 -- Guangzhou

How many shots will he air ball? Will he only eat smoky foods? Two countries await those answers with baited breath. 

During the draft, the Warriors tried to trade up to select Jacob Evans

During the draft, the Warriors tried to trade up to select Jacob Evans

With the 28th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Warriors selected Jacob Evans.

"When our pick was up, it was clear it was him," Bob Myers told reporters on Thursday night. "There was no debate as far as who we were taking. When it got to us, he was the guy without hesitation."

You could say that the Warriors are lucky to have ended up with Evans.

[LISTEN: Warriors Outsiders Podcast: What does the Jacob Evans selection mean for Pat McCaw?]

The front office nearly executed a trade to ensure they got the Cincinnati product.

"We had a number of guys who we were really interested in, but I think as the draft started to continue to go on, it became pretty apparent to us that a bunch of the other guys that we liked were not going to be there," assistant GM Kirk Lacob said on 95.7 The Game on Friday morning. "We actually at one point tried to trade up to get Jacob -- we were getting a little worried that he wasn't gonna get there -- but we were really happy that he ended up with us."

Golden State also tried to buy a pick early in the second round, but couldn't strike a deal.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller