Warriors’ Klay Thompson Gives an Update on His Current Game Status Prior to 2021–22 NBA Season

Published 09/28/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 10: Klay Thompson of USA in action during the men’s preliminary round group A match between USA and Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Okan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


The Golden State Warriors are eagerly awaiting the return of the Splash Brother Klay Thompson. It’s been almost two years of not seeing Thompson on the court and finally, it seems like he’s making a comeback.

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During the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay Thompson suffered a major ACL injury against the Toronto Raptors. Ever since he’s missed the 2019-20 season and the one after that. The world watched Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson rule the league for several years, however; it hasn’t been the same lately.

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)

Latest update on Klay Thompson’s game

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It’s time for some good news for the Dubs team. Klay Thompson is expected to return by the end of this year though he’ll be missing the start of the 2021-22 regular season. Warriors management hasn’t announced a date for the same, but the fans are excited to hear about the developments regarding his injury.

In a recent press conference, the 5-time NBA All-star elaborated on the current status of his recovery. He told the reporters – “I can make a lot of jump shots, pretty good at defensive side. My timing’s a little off, but it’s also been two years. So, I anticipate, hopefully, in the next four weeks, play 5-on-5. It should be up from there.”

Thompson is yet to play a 5-on-5 that he hasn’t stepped into for quite some time. However, the progress sounds optimistic from the key player himself.

Thompson is yet to play a 5-on-5, something he hasn’t attempted since his Achilles injury. However, the 31-year-old seems genuinely optimistic regarding his comeback and will look to make a resounding statement once he’s back on the court.

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Golden State Warriors are expected to make a comeback

Steve Kerr’s team ended the last season a little too early as they weren’t able to reserve a berth in the NBA playoffs. They got eliminated in the Play-ins despite Steph Curry giving his all throughout the year.

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Nevertheless, hopes are high amongst fans and the league as the Warriors are looking to make a suitable comeback next season. The last time Thompson was playing, he averaged 21.5 points during the 2018-19 season. The 3-time NBA champion is working on getting back to his true form and that in itself has made the atmosphere a lot better in the Warriors locker room.

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Coming back from a two-year injury, all eyes will be on Klay. His shooting ability coupled with the skills of Steph Curry and Draymond Green? Looks like the old days of glory for the Warriors might be back. Can GSW get back on track with Klay Thompson’s return? Let us know in the comments.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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