Klay Thompson’s road to full strength
Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. That is a tough trio to beat.
If history has shown us anything, these three are never to be doubted. They hold a 273-54 record since 2014 with the big three and have lost only two playoff series since then (with injuries/suspensions being a major factor in each loss).
The last few years without Klay have been miserable. But, he’s back now. The only thing left is for Klay to continue ramping up and get back to full strength.
We are still in the early stages of Thompson’s return. He is strategically resting and playing only 25.2 minutes per game, the fewest since his rookie season. Thompson is averaging 17.1 points and 3.0 assists on 38.5 percent 3-point shooting in his 17 games back so far.
At some point, however, Klay will be unleashed. When this happens, the true power of the Warriors’ offense and defense will be unlocked. He’s the ultimate sidekick for Curry and the perfect wing defender to complete the Warriors’ frontline of Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green.
There is no rush but the sooner Klay is able to maximize his abilities again — the sooner Golden State will leave its mark on the NBA.