Golden State Warriors Star Gets a Step Closer to Return From Injury: Reports

June 20, 2020 11:37 am

Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson seems to be a step closer to recovering from his knee injury. The Athletic reported that Thompson was ready to train without restriction on his healed knee.

Under normal circumstances, this would have meant Thompson would have been able to participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages. However, teams are not allowed for contact practice as per the coronavirus guidelines and Thompson will have to wait before he takes part in scrimmages.

Thomson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. He was just coming off a hamstring strain that he suffered during Game 2 of that series. He then missed the subsequent two games, which was the first occasion when he missed a playoff game for the team. Thompson came back for Game 5 and saved the Warriors from elimination. But he was in for a major setback in the next game.

The 2019 Finals series also turned the fortunes for the Warriors. It was their fifth consecutive finals appearance for the team and they had won three of them. Going into the finals against the Raptors, the Warriors, who had won the last two titles, were aiming for a three peat. But with injuries to star men Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, the Warriors lost to Toronto Raptors.

Golden State Warriors had a dismal 2019/20 season

The summer after their loss Durant left for Brooklyn Net as a few others in the Warriors roster also made their move elsewhere. Thompson, still rehabilitating from his injury, had very little chance of playing in the 2019/20 season. Not long into the season, Stephen Curry suffered an injury that kept him out for a significant period.

A short-handed Warriors quickly hit the bottom. The team that had made it to the last five finals, was the first to be eliminated from the 2019/20 season. Prior to the league’s suspension, the Warriors were at the bottom of the Western Conference with the worst record in the league. They won’t be a part of the league that is expected to restart on July 30. However, one positive for the Warriors would be they still look a decent side when fully fit and could aim for a good next season. They also have a high draft pick for the next two years.


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