After missing the entire last season, NBA fans were excited to see Klay Thompson return this season. However, the Warriors star suffered another season-ending injury in the offseason. As a result, the franchise had to make several adjustments to fill this void.
But despite their best efforts, the team is yet to find its top form this season. As of now, they are 9-8 season and hold the eighth seed in the Western Conference. While the Dubs might not make a deep playoff run this season, they will have another shot to win it all, once Klay is back.
The 30-year-old is still in rehab. Mychal Thompson (Klay’s father) spoke about his son’s recovery in an interview with NewsTalk 830 WCCO. Mychal revealed:
“Physically, you know, he’s gonna come around…. Emotionally is where it’s tough. Mentally, having to sit out two straight years because of a major injury when he’s in his prime. That’s very frustrating…. Him and Steph Curry will pick-up right where they left off.”
As Mychal stated, Klay is in the middle of his prime and being sidelined during this time could have a heavy impact on Klay. Hopefully, the three-time NBA champion’s game won’t be affected too much due to these injuries.
Once he is back, it will be exciting to witness the Splash Brothers once again in action. But the question of the hour remains: What’s next for the Golden State Warriors?
Being in the stacked Western Conference, the Warriors have a tough path to the NBA Finals. Moreover, missing their second best player won’t make it easy for them by any means. As a result, they are struggling to find their form so far.
Additionally, they have gone through major changes to their roster over the last year or so. Building chemistry is a time-consuming task, but once they get through this phase, Klay Thompson’s return will bolster their chances of winning it all.
All things considered, there is a big chance that the fans might not see the Warriors at the biggest stage in basketball for two straight years.
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