Warriors GM Bob Myers Provides Updates on Klay Thompson’s Return

Published 08/14/2021, 5:46 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors watches a replay as the Denver Nuggets look to close out during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Warriors star Klay Thompson missed the last two seasons because of injuries. Klay Thompson suffered the first big injury of his basketball career during the 2019 NBA Finals. During game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay suffered a torn ACL in his left leg. As a result, he missed the entire 2019-20 NBA season.

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In September last year, he recovered from an ACL injury. But the Warriors announced that he’s set to miss the entire 2020-21 season because of an Achilles tendon injury he picked up in the off-season.

Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson is seen on the bench before the start of the second half during game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Klay Thompson’s absence hit the six-time NBA champions badly, as they failed to reach the playoffs twice consecutively. In fact, 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala left the Warriors as well after the 2018-19 NBA season. The duo’s absence led to the Warriors finishing 15th in the 2019-20 season and 9th in the 2019-20 season. However, Iguodala has returned to the bay.

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Bob Myers discusses Klay Thompson’s progress

Klay Thompson is making progress in his recovery after missing out on two NBA seasons. While talking to ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, Warriors General manager Bob Myers said that Klay is getting back to doing some ‘basketball stuff’.

“He’s getting back to actually doing some basketball stuff.”

“For him to just get back to shooting, moving, cutting things, the last step for anybody with that injury is just the explosion and the five on five.”

Klay has been cleared for ‘basketball stuff’ and that is a positive sign towards his recovery. However, there’s not much clarity over his potential comeback yet.

Klay Thompson and Iguodala comeback could boost Warriors’ chances of playoffs

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season will start on 19th October and Klay’s comeback on the court is still unknown. But if Klay manages to recover ahead of the new season, it’ll be a tremendous boost for Warriors’ playoffs hopes.

With Iguodala and the ‘Splash Brothers’ re-uniting (if Klay recovers before the start of the season) after two seasons, the Warriors could challenge for the NBA championship once again.

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