Klay Thompson

#11 SG / Golden St. Warriors / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 lb Age: 30 College: Washington State
G Rank
  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: No restrictions on knee

    Klay Thompson has officially been cleared to train without any restrictions, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.While the Golden State Warriors won't be among the 22 teams in Orlando next month, the expectation is that Thompson will be a full go for the team's eventual offseason minicamp. According to Slater's report, Thompson received full clearance "a couple weeks back" and has already been participating in "high-octane" workouts. While the sharpshooter is yet to scrimmage, he's gone through individual and group sessions involving running, jumping, dunking, 3-on-0, and 5-on-0 situations.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Should be ready for camp

    Coach Steve Kerr told Tim Kawakawi of The Athletic last week that he expects Klay Thompson (knee) will be "ready to roll" when training camp begins ahead of the 2020-21 season. "Finally over the last few weeks he was able to start shooting with our guys, running through some drills and he was so happy to be out there," Kerr said of Thompson. "He's going to be so ready to play next year and so excited and the rehab is coming along really well, so I have no doubt that assuming everything starts in September and October like it usually does that Klay will be in great shape."The Golden State Warriors officially ruled Thompson out for the season shortly after the All-Star break, but Kerr's comments reaffirm that the star shooting guard isn't a candidate to play in 2019-20 even with the NBA having suspended operations indefinitely. The 30-year-old will be 14 months removed from ACL surgery by the time September arrives, so he may enter the 2020-21 season without any restrictions for back-to-back sets.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Will miss remainder of season

    Klay Thompson (knee) will officially miss the remainder of the season while recovering from a torn left ACL, Marc Stein of The New York Times reports.Thompson had recently been deemed unlikely to return this season by coach Steve Kerr, but the 30-year-old's permanent shutdown is now official. The shooting guard has reportedly made good progress in his recovery from the injury suffered in last year's NBA FInals, but with the Golden State Warriors holding the worst record in the league, there's no reason for the team to rush him back in what has become an irredeemable season. Thompson should be ready in plenty of time for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, and he could even be available for competitive action in June, when he'll be a candidate for a spot on United States' 12-man roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Still unlikely to play this season

    Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday he doesn't "entertain any thoughts of [Klay Thompson] playing this year," Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.General manager Bob Myers said earlier in February that the All-Star guard had minor chance of returning this season, but Kerr indicated Tuesday that Thompson is still "a long way" from have a definitive return timeline. The 30-year-old has participated in light shooting work at certain points throughout the season, but there hasn't been any clear-cut signs a return from the torn left ACL is coming in the near future.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: GM leaves door open for return

    Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers told ABC's Lisa Salters on Saturday that Klay Thompson (knee) has "a chance" to return this season, Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "We're going to have an update [on Thompson] probably around All-Star break," Myers said during the broadcast of the Warriors' 125-120 loss to the Lakers. "But like Steph [Curry], if they're healthy and they're cleared, they'll play. But if they're not, obviously we're not going to play them."Thompson has been able to do some light shooting work at various points during the season, but the prevailing sentiment is that he'll sit out the entire 2019-20 campaign to afford him optimal recovery time from the torn ACL he suffered in last year's NBA Finals. Myers is at least leaving the door open for Thompson to make a late-season return, but don't expect the 12-41 Warriors to push him to play unless the 30-year-old insists on doing so.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Upbeat about recovery

    Klay Thompson admitted Tuesday that while his rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee is "going great," he's uncertain if he'll be available to play at any point this season, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports. "I haven't stopped working since the third day after Game 6 of the 2019 Finals," Thompson said, in reference to the time he underwent surgery last June. "You might not see me a lot, but I'm working. I don't know what's going to come this season, I would love to get out there."When Thompson last met with the media in September, he left the door open to return after the All-Star break, but coach Steve Kerr then suggested a month later that the 29-year-old was unlikely to suit up in 2019-20. In the months that have followed, Thompson has seemingly come around to Kerr's line of thinking, and the Golden State Warriors' placement at the bottom of the Western Conference standings probably doesn't help the shooting guard's chances of making it back before the regular season wraps in mid-April. The Warriors plan to re-evaluate Thompson around the All-Star break, but that's likely just to make sure his rehab is continuing to go smoothly rather than a means of identifying a potential target date for his return.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Unlikely to play this year

    Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday that Klay Thompson (knee) is unlikely to play this season, Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.Thompson has already been ruled out through the All-Star break, and the circumstances surrounding his recovery and the success the Golden State Warriors would be having this year would have had to align perfectly for there to be a legitimate reason for him to return before season's end. That is still possible, and while unlikely, the Warriors have not gone ahead and officially ruled Thompson out for the entire season. The team will surely provide updates on Thompson's rehab throughout the season and have a better idea on what his timetable is much later in the year.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Ruled out through All-Star break

    Klay Thompson (knee) has been ruled out through at least the All-Star break, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.No surprise here, as Thompson continues to work back from a torn ACL suffered in June during the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors will by no means rush the All-Star guard back to game action, but hope remains that Thompson will be able to suit up prior to the end of the regular season. This latest update from the Warriors means Thompson will miss -- at a minimum -- the first 55 games of the year.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Close to jogging

    Klay Thompson (knee) said he's "about a month away from jogging," The Athletic reports.Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the NBA Finals back in June, but he's maintained all along that he's motivated to return as quickly as possible. What that means in terms of a timetable remains to be seen, but the general belief is that Thompson, who underwent surgery in early July, could be back on the floor sometime late in the regular season or toward the beginning of the postseason, assuming Golden State qualifies.

  • by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Expects to return after All-Star break

    Klay Thompson (knee) said his goal is to return to action before the end of the 2019-20 regular season, Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times reports. "I doubt I'll be back before the All-Star break," Thompson said. "But I want to be back this season."Thompson underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL just over a month ago, but Markazi notes that he's already walking without a limp or the assistance of crutches. "I feel good," Thompson said. "I'm going to come back 110 percent." Assuming Thompson's timeline holds up and he's back sometime shortly after the All-Star break, he'd likely be able to suit up for around 20 games. However, it's very possible the Golden State Warriors will limit his workload and bring him back up to speed gradually. The 29-year-old is coming off of a season in which he started 78 games and averaged 21.5 points while hitting 40.2 percent of his 7.7 three-point attempts per game.