The 2020-21 season could be Klay Thompson’s best season yet

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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After sitting out the entire 2019-20 NBA Season due to an ACL injury suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay Thompson is ready to have his best NBA season of his career!

What is better than a healthy Steph Curry heading into the 2020-21 NBA Season? A healthy Curry and Klay Thompson, who may be better this upcoming season after taking months off with a torn ACL.

After sitting out the entirety of last season, Klay Thompson is not only ready to take the court again for the Golden State Warriors, but he is ready to have his best statistical season yet.

Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father, joined Sirius XM’s NBA Radio hosted by Amin Elhassan and Jason Jackson earlier in the week and had this to say about his son’s health and how his recovery has been:

"“He’s doing great, man. He’s playing, going full speed, and is back to being a basketball player fully healthy. So, he’s feeling good. And I’ve been watching him work out, and I’ll tell you one thing, crazy to say, but his shot looks even better, and which should be expected because that’s all you could do for so long is just go out and shoot, shoot, shoot until you are fully healthy, until you get that full clearance, but he is ready to go. If the season were to start at a normal time, he’d be out there with Steph and the boys again…”"

It has to be extremely reassuring to Dub Nation to hear about Klay Thompson looking better than he did in the 2019 NBA Finals, where he was averaging 26.0 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 54.1% from the floor and 58.5% from three-point range.

Klay was in the midst of arguably the best playoff run of his career, shooting wise, before tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. It was brutal as he was in the middle of his typical Klay Game 6, having 30 points in the third quarter.

The Warriors have not been cleared yet for team workouts, so Thompson has not been seen in shooting drills and scrimmages with the rest of the Warriors’ roster.

If Mychal Thompson says his son looks better than ever before and Klay plays with “a chip on his shoulder” since people are doubting him post-injury, then he could be loading up to have not only an amazing return from injury, but his best season in the NBA and his sixth All-Star appearance in seven seasons.

It seems extremely scary to think Klay Thompson can be even better than he has been in his eight years with Golden State, but with a healthy and better version of Klay Thompson, a healthy Curry and Draymond and the additions of Andrew Wiggins and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, if Golden State ends up keeping the pick.

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The Warriors are loaded to make a deep postseason run in the 2020-21 season and potentially make a run at their fourth NBA title in seven seasons.