NBA Insider Gives Latest Update on the Much Awaited Return of Klay Thompson

Published 10/01/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
May 18, 2019; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) congratulates guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers in game three of the Western conference finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports


‘The DubNation’ of Golden State Warriors finally has some good news. The return of Klay Thompson on the court after two seasons has been the most anticipated event for Warriors fans. After facing a horrific injury that could have potentially ended his career, Thompson is expected to make his comeback in a home game.

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Interestingly, an NBA Scout has recently revealed that Klay is primed to return to his efficiency levels, pre-injury. That means that the Splash Brothers are ready to become the most lethal back-court in the league once again. This is what HoopAnalysisNet’s Insider Evan Massey tweeted about the latest update on Klay Thompson.

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Latest update on Klay Thompson

Thompson and the Warriors haven’t set a date for his comeback. However, coach Steve Kerr said on Monday that president of basketball operations Bob Myers informed him that Klay would make his season debut at home. That eliminates a comeback on Christmas Day when the Warriors face the Suns in Phoenix. If Klay returns to his pre-injury fitness and effectiveness, nothing can stop the Warriors from being championship contenders.

However, more than any other Warriors member, Stephen Curry will look forward to Klay’s return the most. Especially because the offensive burden will no longer have to be borne by him alone.

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Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

The return of the Splash Brothers

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The Splash Brothers: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, have shattered almost all three-pointer records as a backcourt duo. In the 2015-16 season, they notched the highest number of 3s made by a backcourt duo at 678. Their chemistry is unreal. This duo is lethal because they single-handedly carry the offense if the other is having a bad day on the court.

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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) is congratulated by teammate Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) after Curry sinks a three-pointer in the final minute of the game. Golden State defeats Brooklyn 93-86. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

Moreover, if they are both on a roll, they can easily become the opposition’s defensive nightmare. Therefore, Curry is clearly going to look forward to his return the most.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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