Warriors Finally Have a Timeline on When Klay Thompson Will Make His Return

Published 09/25/2021, 10:50 AM EDT
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 influence of Stephen Curry on the Golden State Warriors is immense. Despite losing their Play-In game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the team depended on Curry to provide the spark for the franchise. Accordingly, he carried the team during the NBA regular season with an incredible display of his shooting ability. A major reason Curry had to shoulder all the responsibility was because of Klay Thompson being out of action. However, according to the latest reports, the shooting guard is expected to return soon after his long-term injury.

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Klay Thompson will return soon

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Thompson being injured has been an immense blow for the franchise as they’ve struggled without his offensive output. He ruptured his ACL back in 2019 while competing in the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. More setbacks followed, as he later suffered an Achilles injury, hence missing the 2020-21 NBA campaign. But, he is coming back.

NBA analyst Shams Charania recently shared an update stating Thompson could be back in action come December. This would be splendid news for the fans and coaches of the Warriors.

“I’m told the Warriors are targeting December for Klay Thompson’s return,” said Thompson.

The team has undoubtedly felt the lack of Thompson’s presence as the Warriors bench was not strong enough to contend with other teams in the league. Thus, his return would mean a lot to the franchise.

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Can he get back to his best?

Achilles injuries are career-threatening as players often find it hard to regain their movement. Kevin Durant came back from the same injury but seems to have recovered completely considering his performance in the recent season. This scenario would certainly motivate Klay to do well.

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Apart from shooting the basketball, Thompson plays tight defense for the team. His lateral quickness is incredible and he is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. He averages 19.5 points while having a three-point percentage of 41.9.

To sum it up, he is important.

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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)

Whether Klay can return to top form remains to be seen. What do you think? Will Klay be back to his best? Let us know in the comments.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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