“Twenty Six Days”: Warriors’ Klay Thompson Sets Personal Goal Ahead of NBA Season 2020-21

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November 7, 2020 5:30 pm

It seems clearer that ever that the NBA regular-season will resume on December 22, 2020. This leaves players with a 47-day window to prep up for a highly competitive next season. But more than anyone, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors seemed excited by the news. 

Klay tore his left ACL after landing wrongly during the NBA Finals 2019. It took him a mind-boggling 470 days to finally return to practice in September 2020. The doctors cleared him for training and since that day, this half of the Splash Brothers has been unstoppably working on his fitness.

Klay Thompson seems ready to take on the challenge

Klay took to Instagram to show how he is putting extensive efforts to come back in shape. He wrote on his Instagram, “Twenty six days till basketball try outs, I gotta toughen up” Have a look at his post where he can be seen using all his might to train hard.

Klay Thompson does not have many noteworthy flaws in his game. In fact, he is one of the toughest players to guard out there. In Game 6 against the Raptors, he had already scored 30 points before getting hurt. One can arguably wonder that if not for those series of unfortunate injuries for the Warriors, their era might’ve continued until today.

The unit will surely not have Kevin Durant by their side, but they’ll now have a very strong rookie (given they do not trade it) to help their bench.

How excited are the Warriors to have Klay back?

The Warriors are equally excited to have their key shooter back in the squad. They dropped a practice video on IG, wherein Klay can be seen converting his trademark three-pointers and playing defense. 

In the video, Warriors’ assistant coach Bruce Fraser happily expressed, “It’s been really good to see Klay out there. He’s still recovering from his injury and just to see him moving the way Klay can and shooting the way Klay can. Knowing Klay, he brings an element of ‘Klay’ to our practice, meaning he’s different in a funny way.” 

Also, guard Jordan Poole added, “Just to be able to ask him questions and learn to get his insight, it’s definitely exciting. It just kind of gives us a peak of what it will be like when the entire team is back together.”

Such is the energy he will bring in once he is back in full flow. Are you a Klay Thompson fan? Help us know why in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

Sourabh Singh is an author for Essentially Sports who begun contributing in July 2020 as a UFC writer but soon transitioned to the NBA, his greater love. Previously a Managing Editor, he chose to instead pursue Sports Management. Today, he is following his passion by actively participating in marathons, playing Lawn Tennis, and penning NBA articles.

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