The Golden State Warriors are in a hurry as they prepare to begin the 2021-22 season in the NBA. Fans are excited to see what this team can do after showing little grain over the past year. After adding a number of veterans to a roster loaded with young talent, the Warriors could have an interesting mix of players that will make waves in the Western Conference this year.
While there is buzz surrounding the Golden State team that will be on the floor to open the regular season, there is one player that will be followed throughout the season. It’s been almost two years since we last saw Klay Thompson on an NBA floor. After suffering a torn ACL early in the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, Thompson would suffer another off-season injury, this time a torn Achilles in his right hand. It’s been a rough road for Klay Thompson and there’s no doubt the Warriors will want to be extra careful getting their fellow “Splash Brother” back on the field.
What’s new with Klay Thompson?
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to specific target dates for Klay Thompson’s return. It seems like every time a question is asked, a different kind of answer surfaces. Back in August, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that the Warriors were targeting the Christmas game against the Phoenix Suns as Thompson’s possible return. Warriors GM Bob Myers was recently asked about the update and said the team hopes the five-time All-Star can return around January.
The clear message to take from all this is patience. The Warriors understand how important Thompson’s return is to the organization. After years of dealing with serious lower-body injuries, Golden State realized they couldn’t afford to rush Thompson, as another injury could seriously jeopardize the team’s future. Led by players like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors will continue to be a dangerous opponent every night.
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