A) Klay won’t rush back – B) Klay notes he wanted to play a lengthy career
Klay Thompson went down in the third quarter of Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. It was a heart-wrenching injury that ultimately took Golden State out of their rhythm, causing them to drop the game and ultimately the series.
Thompson, although unsure as he limped back to the locker room and then ran back onto the court, was eventually told he tore his ACL. He’ll be out until at least the All-Star break, but he talked over the timeline and his rehab process in a bit more details at media day.
After what happened to Kevin Durant and the scrutiny that was given to the Dubs’ world-class coaching staff, it’s good to hear that Thompson won’t be rushing back at all. He’ll have the time as well, being able to sit out till April and still play in the playoffs.
What’s more interesting is another statement that Thompson made. He said that he’s going to be taking it easy because he wants to play well into his late thirties. That’s almost the opposite of Draymond Green, who recently stated he wants to be retired from the NBA within a decade.
Thompson was just given a four-year contract. That’ll put him at 33 when he’s looking for a new deal. He should, if he’s healthy, get another sizable contract. Thompson has a playstyle that should age well, and that’ll bode well for both his pockets and the Warriors continued success.