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Klay Thompson's return is on the horizon. The All-Star guard is targeting a January home game for his return to game action, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Potential return dates include Jan. 9 against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jan. 18 against the Detroit Pistons. Jan. 3 against the Miami Heat is also a possibility. but less likely. Golden State coach Steve Kerr has previously stated that he wants Thompson to make his season debut at home. 

Thompson hasn't played since June 13, 2019, when he tore his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Toronto. He tore his Achilles tendon 16 months later. While he has been back on the court, shuttling back and forth between the Warriors and their G League affiliate in Santa Cruz as he ramps up his activity, Golden State has taken a cautious approach to his return. 

Given the time away from the game, it's safe to say that Thompson is excited about his looming return to action. "I hate to use the phrase 'can't wait,' because I love to be present in my life," Thompson said of his return. "But I cannot wait. I really, really enjoy being a Warrior."

Despite Thompson's absence, the Warriors are a league-best 23-5 this season, with the best defense, the fourth-best offense and the best net rating in the NBA.