Despite predicting that American NBA player Klay Thompson could return to the basketball courts as early as the beginning of the new NBA season, that will not happen.
Along with Steph Curry, the best player of Golden State, one of the best shooters in the league and a five-time All-Star player, could return only during 2022, said the general manager of the Golden State Warriors from San Francisco, Bob Myers.
(Updated January 8, 2022) Klay Thompson, one of the best shooters today, is returning to the NBA floor after 31 months.
After missing two seasons in a row due to tearing of the knee ligaments, and then the Achilles tendon, Thompson will be in the team of the Golden State Warriors for the match with the Cleveland Cavs on the Sunday night.
Exactly 941 days since the last match, before the long break due to injuries. (Updated January 8, 2022)
(Updated November 29) Golden State Warriors player Klay Thompson will play in the development league first before his big return from the injury.
Klay Thompson will return to the floor at the end of December after more than 900 days.
In order to better prepare for the NBA game after two and a half years, he will play in the development league.
Thompson was transferred to the Santa Cruz Warriors, where he will train with the team and most likely play one or two matches. (Updated November 29)
(Updated November 23) Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson will soon play basketball again.
Klay Thompson has not played since the 2019 final with the Toronto Raptors when he suffered a serious injury. He suffered two serious injuries in a row: tearing off the anterior cruciate ligaments of his left knee and rupture of the Achilles tendon on his right leg.
That’s why Klay Thompson missed two full seasons, but we’ll be watching him again soon. Shams Charania, a well-informed Athletic journalist, reports that Klay Thompson is returning at the end of December, a week before Christmas. He started training with the team and it means he is ready for the games. Thompson is one of the best shooters of all time and has won three titles with the Warriors. He averages 19.5 points in his career. He was five times All-Star, twice in the best NBA fives, and once in the best defensive team. (Updated November 23)
“Maybe he’ll come back in December, maybe in January, and maybe later,” Myers told U.S. reporters.
Klay Thompson has not been on the floor for the past two seasons. A severe injury to the Achilles tendon, but also complications during rehabilitation, forced this 31-year-old to wait a long time.
“If they saw Klaj looking at the floor at the moment, they would probably say that he can play tomorrow. But one is training, and the other is the league and playing five on five. He is definitely not ready to return,” Myers added.
In addition, Myers added that there is an option to send Klay Thompson to the “brotherly” club of Golden State, from the G League, where he would physically steel himself to return to the NBA league.
Klay Thompson NBA Stats
- PPG 21.5
- RPG 3.8
- APG 2.4
- PIE 10.3
- HEIGHT 6’6″ (1.98m)
- WEIGHT 215lb (98kg)
- POSITION Shooting Guard
- COUNTRY USA
- LAST ATTENDED Washington State
- AGE 31 years
- BIRTHDATE Feb 08, 1990
- DRAFT 2011 R1 Pick 11
- EXPERIENCE 8 years