Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson’s dad gives positive injury update

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors’ five-time All-Star shooting guard, will be “ready to go” for next season according to his dad.

There’s no denying this season has been tough for the Golden State Warriors. Their fans, their players, their executives — they’ve all had to watch as the team went from five straight Finals to the worst in the Western Conference due to two team-altering injuries.

But, there are silver linings, and there’s are brighter times still on the horizon. Those bright times will only be made possible by the return of the Warriors’ two superstar players, one of which missed the entire 2019-2020 season.

While Stephen Curry played in just five of the 65 games due to a broken left hand, Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals after dropping 30 points in just over two and a half quarters, will also be “ready to go” for next season.

Mychal Thompson‘s, Klay’s dad, told 95.7 The Game that “He (Klay) says he’s feeling great and he’ll be ready to go at full speed next year.”

When that next year is, assuming some altering is done to the schedule with the league currently suspended, still up in the air, but it’s an encouraging update from Mychal none the less.

Originally, the thought process was to bring Thompson, one of the NBA’s all-time great three-point shooters, back during the spring. The Warriors would be in playoff contention, and they’d be able to instantly become championship contenders with Thompson back in business.

Curry’s injury made that idea impossible.

With the D’Angelo Russell deal on top of that, Thompson was left without a great reason to return — so he didn’t. Continuing his rehab, keeping Thompson out all season was always the likely move regardless of the team’s record.

Thompson was the Warriors’ first-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Having some of the league’s most miraculous performances, Thompson has notched over 20 points and 3 triples per game over the last five seasons to go with shooting over 40% from deep each of his eight seasons in the league.

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Thompson’s return is a game-changer, and it will be a highly-anticipated one for the Warriors’ fanbase.