“We Call Those Assets”: Warriors Star Klay Thompson Excited About 2021 NBA Draft Prospects

Published 07/17/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Klay Thompson smiles he listens to a reporters question during a media availability session as the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors practiced before Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The Raptors lead the series 3-1 (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


After a long, hard battle with injury, Klay Thompson is recharging his batteries for the upcoming NBA season. His return is one of the most anticipated moment for fans around the world. The Golden State Warriors will look to script a massive turnaround in their fortunes after a disappointing couple of seasons. And Klay is ready to be a part of the script.

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GSW back in title contention after Klay Thompson returns?

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In the 2020 and 2021 campaigns, Warriors veteran Stephen Curry was just about the last man standing for the Warriors. Despite battling with injury during the 2019-20 season, Curry produced some immaculate numbers for his side. The Guard gathered an average of around 21 and 32 points in the past two seasons, respectively. But, he was missing a partner in crime.

With Klay Thompson coming back into the setup, the ‘Dub Nation’ will be overjoyed. It means that the Splash brothers will be back in full flow, turning the league on its head. The Warriors reached five NBA Finals back-to-back before the crisis, and will look to regain their lost touch. And with two draft picks up for grabs, the green signals are aplenty for Steve Kerr’s men.

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Thompson feels ‘great’ about GSW draft picks

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 Warriors currently have the 7th and 14th picks in the 2021 NBA Draft. They seem to have a number of prospects in mind, and can use their draft picks wisely to strengthen their squad. And Warriors’ star player Klay Thompson was reasonably upbeat about the draft.

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On a recent Instagram live, Thompson exclaimed, “How do I feel about the draft? Great. Two lotto picks. [They] don’t come around too often. We call those assets in the business world, and business is booming.”

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No matter how the Golden State Warriors utilize their picks, it is bound to be a busy summer for the Dubs. They can use the draft pick either to buy a young prospect, or trade for a veteran who will blend into the side straightaway. For all Warriors fans, the dream will be to return to the glory days, where the men in blue and yellow were the league’s intangible forces!

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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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