Klay Thompson on His Much Anticipated Warriors Return: “I Want It to Be in Front of Our Fans. They Deserve It”

Published 12/31/2021, 10:20 PM EST
Klay Thompson participates in a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 before Thursday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


The Golden State Warriors are one of the best teams in the NBA. Their blend of offense and defense has allowed them to dominate this season so far. However, they are yet to reach their full potential with Klay Thompson eyeing his return. While there is no fixed date, Thompson is ready to go and feels really close.

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When he was a part of the Warriors, Klay was one of the best players in the NBA. His shooting duo with Stephen Curry remains legendary. Thompson’s ability to play good defense while also adding the shooting touch made him a dangerous player.

General manager Bob Myers speaks with Klay Thompson during a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 before tomorrow’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

While the player has been out for the last two years, Klay is set to return really soon. 

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Klay Thompson wants a home return

With the Warriors coming in strong this season, the addition of Thompson will only make things better. After practice, Klay sat down to answer a few questions. While answering, he revealed that he feels really close to a return and would love for it to be at home.

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However, there is no fixed date as Klay said his return date depends on Rick Celebrini.

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Klay said: “Yeah. I want it to be in front of our fans. They deserve it.”

The last time the Warriors had Klay on the court was way back in 2019. He played the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors. However, the Warriors fell short with both Klay and Kevin Durant picking up major injuries during the series. Luck didn’t favor Thompson much as he picked up an ACL injury in practice.

However, there have been no obstacles this time around. The Warriors are expecting to have the sharpshooter back in January. Klay is clearly eager to play and having his return at home will make it sweeter. Klay has always come up to Warriors’ games and shown his support at all times. Now he is putting in constant work in the lab to make sure he comes back at the earliest.

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Hence, to have his return at home makes sense. Feeling the love of the home fans is what a returning Klay will need. Do you think Klay Thompson will have his debut at home? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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