Warriors’ Klay Thompson Gives a Promising Update on His Return From Injury

Published 09/04/2021, 1:59 AM EDT
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 Splash Brothers comprising Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry have not played together in the past two seasons. That is because of Klay’s Achilles injury that has sidelined him since the 2019 NBA Finals. Finally, some good news for all the Warriors supporters is that they expect Klay to return this season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

An Achilles injury is the worst injury to come back from in basketball. However, Klay is extremely confident about his return to the court. While many people would feel cheated out of two years of their physical peak, Thompson is different. He is constantly looking forward and believes big things are in store for him when he returns to the Warriors.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Klay Thompson is optimistic about his comeback

The Warriors are expecting Klay to return before or around Christmas Day. That would mean he is set to miss around 30 games in the regular season. However, Klay is confident that he will bounce back into the game almost like he never left.

“Yeah, I’m balling out this season,” Thompson said Thursday on his Instagram Live. “By the grace of God, I will be balling. Injuries are no fun, but it’s part of sports. What can you do? … All you can do is keep moving forward for real. … I’m going to bounce back, that’s a fact. I guarantee that.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Thompson’s return, when it happens, and how he looks will all play a role in the Warriors’ return to the NBA title race. The Warriors have a more well-rounded group than the one that was eliminated from the first round last season. Thanks to the addition of high-ceiling rookies Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody, as well as veterans Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr., and Nemanja Bjelica. However, Thompson’s highly anticipated comeback will determine whether they can actually compete for an NBA championship.

Golden State Warriors players Draymond Green (23), Kevin Durant (35), and Klay Thompson are photographed with their Olympic gold medals during media day on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

What does this mean for the Golden State Warriors?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While Klay Thompson will no longer have Kevin Durant on the roster, he will still look to make a significant run for the championship. In fact, in 2015, Klay has shown that the Warriors could rely on him and Stephen Curry to carry the offense to win a championship. However, will his body be at that athletic peak in which could contribute a steady 20 points a game to the offense? Would he be the key for the Warriors to make a deeper playoff run? Hard to say. But we definitely stack the odds against Klay at this point.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Chaitanya Dadhwal

129 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT