While the General Manager of a team should technically know the status of the team’s players, sometimes, he’s just not sure. Such is the case right now with the Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson.
Why the Warriors don’t know about Klay Thompson and his health status
Back in July 2019, Golden State Warriors Shooting guard Klay Thompson underwent a surgery for a torn left ACL.
However, the question about his health, fitness, and ability to play still remain unanswered clearly. When Warriors’ associate head coach, Mike Brown, talked to NBC Sports about the same last month, he revealed that Klay wasn’t even picking up his calls.
Apparently, Brown did a routine check with all the GSW players to know how they’re doing during this pandemic.
“I’ve reached out, I’ve talked to all of our players but Klay Thompson,” Brown said. “I reached out to Klay, but Klay you haven’t called me back.”
And, on a conference call Monday afternoon, Golden State Warriors’ GM Bob Myers talked about not being sure about Thompson’s game. He said,
“I don’t know. I think we got to take a look at him when we see him. There’s different versions of 100 percent.”
Myers also said that they can’t know if the Splash Brother is fit enough to play. What the GSW GM does know, is that Thompson hasn’t faced any obstacles in terms of recovery.
“As far as I have heard, he’s recovering fine. There hasn’t been a setback. But one thing that’s been a little bit difficult in the last couple months is our ability to oversee those things as much as you might normally would.”
Myers must be right, as Klay was spotted at the ‘Walking in Unity’ march in Oakland last week, along with other Warriors players. Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry were also present. Hopefully, Klay will get back in shape soon.