Klay Thompson Is Hyped For Much-Awaited Reunion With Draymond Green: “That’s The Nature Of The Beast..”

Published 01/12/2022, 8:30 AM EST
Golden State Warriors Draymond Green and Klay Thompson react to a call in the second quarter during game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


Klay Thompson made his much-awaited NBA return on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He scored 17 points on 8-17 shooting from the field and 3 of 8 from three. He looked rusty in the early stages but he found his rhythm in the second half and finished strong. Draymond Green, who was injured and supposed to sit out but was part of the initial starting 5 in honor of Thompson’s return.

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Klay, when asked about playing with Draymond said “I mean, that’s the nature of the beast, injuries happen. And I’m really excited for that day that I get to play with Dray. We, uh, really feed off each other offensively and defensively.”

Curry, Klay, and Green are one of the deadliest trios of all time. They feed off each other on both ends of the floor. Especially Draymond and Klay, who both are exceptional defenders. The Warriors will hope that Draymond recovers quickly from his injury and we get to see all three stars on the floor at the same time.

Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates his 1800th career three-point basket during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson makes his second start as the Grizzlies win 10 in a row

Klay and the Warriors took on the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum on Tuesday. He finished the game with 14 points on 5 of 13 shooting from the field. The Warriors lost the game 116-108, but they did a few positives to take away. They outscored the Grizzlies by 17 points in Thompson’s 20 minutes. Draymond Green missed his second straight game as he recovers from his injury. Curry finished with 27 points while Ja Morant led all scorers with 29 points as the Grizzlies notched their 10th straight win.

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The Memphis Grizzlies put the league on notice

Nov 15, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzles guard Ja Morant (12) and guard Desmond Bane (22) wait for play to resume after a timeout during the second half against the Houston Rockets at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies have been playing exceptional basketball all season and they are currently on a 10 game winning streak. They have notched up impressive wins against the Lakers(twice), Clippers, Suns, Nets, and the Warriors. Ja Morant has been outstanding and he is well supported by his teammates. In short, the Grizzlies have shown that they are genuine contenders and are not be taken lightly.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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