Warriors Forward Makes Interesting Claim on Returning Klay Thompson: “Never Really Seen…”

Published 01/26/2022, 11:30 AM EST
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)

The Golden State Warriors are one of the NBA’s most powerful franchises. The Warriors have a global fanbase of supporters due to their various successes in the NBA. Some mega stars like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and other younger stars are on the franchises’ roster. Recently, a young star commented on the return of Klay Thompson to the starting lineup.

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Youngster Jonathan Kuminga made a compelling claim about Klay Thompson’s return from injury. Connor Letourneau a sports enterprise writer for the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Kuminga’s comments in a post game conference. Kuminga noticed that Thompson passed the ball much better in NBA games on his return to the team.

Kuminga said, “Me growing up watching Klay play basketball, I’ve never really seen him pass the ball the way he did today. So, it was pretty surprising“. The Warriors drafted Kuminga in the 2021 NBA Draft as their 7th pick.

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Thompson has just returned from a long period of injury and recovery period. He missed the entire 2019-20 season due to an ACL injury and had to undergo surgery on his injury. He returned from injury in September 2020, but unfortunately, he sustained another injury which confirmed his absence for the entire 2020-21 season.

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The Warriors’ current 2021-22 season

The Golden State Warriors have enjoyed a remarkable 2021-22 NBA season. They started their season with a massive victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night. The 121-114 win over LeBron James and his men earmarked the beginning of a significant start to their campaign.

Jan 9, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets a congratulatory handshake from teammate Stephen Curry (30) after making a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

In a boost to the franchise, their talisman Stephen Curry became the NBA’s all time leader of threes made. Thompson’s return to NBA action also proves to be an immense boost to the team. The Warriors most recently secured a 130-92 win against Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks. It remains to be seen if the Warriors qualify for the 2022 NBA Finals.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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