Stephen Curry Expects Klay Thompson to Elevate the Warriors to ‘Another Level’ Upon His Return

Published 10/06/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson celebrate after a Curry score in the third quarter during Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


In their prime days, the Golden State Warriors were as good as a super-team. The side had a world-class coach in Steve Kerr, and some of the most clutch players playing under him. Who better to talk about clutch, than the impeccable Stephen Curry himself.

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Even over the past couple of years, when the Warriors were undergoing tumultuous times, Curry guided them. But now, with Klay Thompson set to return from his hiatus, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Klay Thompson missed two seasons due to injury

In June 2019, Klay Thompson played his last competitive game for the Warriors. Ever since then, Stephen Curry and his men have missed an x-factor player like Thompson in attack. In Game-6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, the 31-year-old limped off due to injury. In spite of the setback, he managed to come back the following season, only to be sidelined again.

Before the start of the 2020-21 edition of the league, the younger half of the ‘Splash brothers’ suffered another blow, tearing his Achilles during the off-season. Thus, he missed another campaign, leaving Steve Kerr’s men stranded again. As a result, they will be desperate to have him back this year, to strengthen the Warriors’ attack. And leading attacker Curry is optimistic about GSW’s chances post Thompson’s comeback.

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Stephen Curry feels Warriors will evolve after Klay’s return

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The past few weeks have been immensely hopeful for the Dub Nation around the world. They can’t wait to see their favorite players back on court. Aside from the Splash brothers themselves, a rejuvenated Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala will also re-appear at the Chase Center. It will bring about flashes of the glory days for Warriors buffs. As a result, the Warriors’ No.30 is extremely positive.

Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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“I think just what Warriors basketball is and how you’ve seen us play for years on in, it’ll be an evolution of that,” said Steph on the team’s aspirations, in an interview with The Athletic. “And then when Klay gets back, it’s just a matter of figuring out what our rotation is, and understanding that he’s going to take us to another level. We’ve got like three seasons in one.”

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There is no shortage of confidence from the Warriors dugout ahead of the new season. Do you think they have what it takes to go all the way again? If their key players can hit the right notes, there is a high possibility of that happening. Their season kicks off on the 19th of October against the Lakers.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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