Thompson (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his torn ACL, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Thompson's agent said he expects his client to make a full recovery in 5-to-7 months, per Wojnarowski.
In spite of his impending surgery, Thompson was able to land a five-year, $190 million contract with the Warriors at the start of free agency. While Thompson is hopeful to make a return as soon as December of January, his agent's estimated timetable may be a tad aggressive. For however long Thompson is out, the newly acquired D'Angelo Russell is expected to slot next to Stephen Curry in the backcourt and absorb most of Thompson's minutes and usage.
Thompson (knee) agreed to a five-year, $190 million contract with the Warriors on Sunday, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
As expected, Golden State offered their star shooting guard a max deal, even after tearing his ACL in his team's final postseason contest. If all goes according to plan, he could return to the court as soon as February or March of 2020, which would give his squad a huge boost heading into the playoffs.
The Warriors are planning to offer Thompson a five-year, $190 maximum contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Unsurprisingly, the Warriors are eager to get a deal with Thompson done and will not waver off of the max despite Thompson's ACL tear. He's coming off his fifth straight season of averaging at least 20.0 points and three three-pointers per game, and he has shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc every season of his career. He is expected to return to the floor around February or March of 2020.
Warriors GM Bob Myers said Monday that Thompson (knee) is set to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL later this week, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
Thompson suffered the tear in Game 6 of the Finals, so the surgery will likely take place roughly two weeks after the injury. The Warriors haven't provided a recovery timetable, but the general expectation is that Thompson will be sidelined for at least nine or 10 months, meaning he'll likely miss the bulk of the 2019-20 regular season. The sharpshooter is also set to hit the market next week as an unrestricted free agent, though he's given no indication that he intends to leave Golden State.
Thompson (knee) is expected to be sidelined for nine to 10 months, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Thompson suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's Game 6 loss against the Raptors. Thompson will miss most of the upcoming 2019-20 campaign, but early indications are that he could make a return in February and assist Golden State in a 2020 playoff run.
Thompson's agent, Greg Lawrence, said his client suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Thursday's Game 6 NBA Finals loss to the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Thompson was enjoying a huge night before tweaking his knee while he was fouled by Danny Green on a dunk attempt with 2:22 minutes left in the third quarter. He managed to knock down a pair of free throws to finish with a game-high 30 points, but he retreated to the locker room immediately after and was quickly ruled out for the night. With Thompson's examinations revealing a worst-case scenario regarding his injury, the star shooting guard now looks poised to miss most -- if not all -- of the 2019-20 season. Like Thompson, teammate Kevin Durant's (Achilles) status for the upcoming campaign is also in peril, adding extra wrinkles to the impending free agency of both players.
Thompson (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's Game 6 against the Raptors, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
The nature of the injury has yet to be revealed, but it's evidently significant enough to keep Thompson out of a must-win game for the Warriors. Shaun Livingston and Quinn Cook started the fourth quarter and may be asked to pick up the slack with Thompson out of the mix.
Thompson went to the locker room during the third quarter of Thursday's Game 6 against Toronto after suffering an apparent knee injury, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Thompson looked to tweak his knee on a dunk attempt, but he did manage to knock down a pair of free throws prior to exiting the contest and heading to the locker room for further testing. His status for the remainder of the game is currently in question.
Thompson furnished 26 points (9-21 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists and one steal across 42 minutes during the Warriors' 106-105 win over the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.
Thompson's final line was impressive overall, but it was his final three points of the night that were the most critical. The veteran wing found the net on a three-point attempt with just over 57 seconds remaining, snapping a 103-103 tie and giving the Warriors a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Somewhat lost in the hoopla regarding Kawhi Leonard's stellar performances and Kevin Durant's ongoing injury issues has been Thompson's highly effective play during the Finals, which now includes three tallies of 25 points or more and better than 50.0 percent shooting overall and from three-point range specifically. With Durant re-injuring himself early in Monday's contest, Thompson will naturally take on another sizable role for the Warriors in their do-or-die Game 6 on Thursday.
Thompson amassed 28 points (11-18 FG, 6-10 3Pt), three rebounds, and two assists in 42 minutes during Friday's 105-92 loss to the Raptors.
Thomson returned after missing Game 3 due to a hamstring injury, hitting six triples on his way to a team-high 28 points. He combined with Steph Curry to score a total of 55 points but it wasn't enough as the Raptors recorded their second consecutive road victory, garnering themselves a 3-1 series lead in the process. Thompson was able to play 42 minutes and will almost certainly be out there for Game 5, despite the fact he may be running at less than 100 percent.
Thompson (hamstring) will return for Friday's Game 4 against Toronto, Yahoo Sports reports. He is not expected to have a minutes restriction.
The Warriors took Thompson's status down to the wire heading into Game 3, but the sharpshooter was ultimately held out after tweaking his hamstring in Game 2. The hope is that Thompson, who dressed for Game 3, will make significant progress over the next two days, but with only one day off between Games 3 and 4, he'll likely still be at less than 100 percent. "The whole point was to not risk a bigger injury that would keep him out of the rest of the series," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the decision to hold Thompson out Wednesday. "The good thing is Klay has done well the last two days, now he has a couple more days to heal, and hopefully he'll be out there [for Game 4] on Friday."
Coach Steve Kerr relayed after Wednesday's Game 3 that he hopes to have Thompson (hamstring) back for Game 4 on Friday, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Thompson was forced to sit through a Game 3 loss Wednesday due to a hamstring strain suffered in Game 2. The two extra days seem likely to do the trick, but the star guard's status should be monitored ahead of the contest. Shaun Livingston would likely receive the start again if Thompson can't play.
Thompson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 3, Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com reports.
Despite being listed as active, Thompson won't play Wednesday. Although it's unclear who will take Thompson's place in the starting lineup, Quinn Cook and Shaun Livingston appear to be the most viable candidates. Until a more specific timeline is given for Thompson's return, expect the star shooting guard to be a game-time decision for Game 4 on Friday.
Thompson (hamstring) is listed as active for Game 3 on Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
At the very least, Thompson will be an option for the Warriors for Game 3. Expect a final official designation on whether or not he'll play to come ahead of tipoff.
Thompson (hamstring) will be a game-time call for Game 3 on Wednesday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
As expected by most, Thompson will be a game-time decision Wednesday. News confirming Thompson's status for the pivotal Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals should surface relatively soon.
Thompson (hamstring) remains questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 against the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Per Wojnarowski, Warriors officials feel its best that Thompson sits out Wednesday in an effort to preserve his hamstring for a likely return in Game 4, but Thompson, himself, is lobbying the team to allow him to play. At this point, it's unclear which side will ultimately prevail, and a decision may not come until shortly before the 9:00 PM ET tip.
Coach Steve Kerr confirmed at his media session Tuesday that Thompson (hamstring) remains questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 against Toronto, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Thompson departed Game 2 after tweaking his hamstring in the second half, and while he was walking with a visible limp after the game, the sharpshooter is hopeful he'll be able to take the floor for Game 3. Kerr noted that Thompson, himself, said he'll be "ready to go," but the team's medical staff will ultimately determine whether it's worth the risk with Game 4 approaching Friday.
Thompson suffered a left hamstring strain Sunday and will likely be listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 against the Raptors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Thompson was enjoying a strong outing in Sunday's win before landing awkwardly on a jump shot in the fourth quarter and missing the remainder of the game. After the contest, Thompson expressed confidence that he would play in Game 3, so he's presumably still optimistic about his chances after an MRI confirmed that he suffered a strained hamstring rather than anything more serious. Thompson will test the hamstring over the next two days before the Warriors make an official ruling on his status.
Thompson (hamstring) said after exiting Sunday's 109-104 win over the Raptors in Game 2 of the series that he doesn't "see himself missing Game 3" on Wednesday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Thompson exited in the fourth quarter with a tight left hamstring, finishing the night with 25 points (10-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes. Coach Steve Kerr relayed after the contest that he believes Thompson's injury is a minor one, but the shooting guard is nonetheless expected to undergo an MRI on Monday. The Warriors will review the results of Thompson's tests before having a more definitive feel regarding which direction his status is trending in heading into Wednesday's matchup.
Thompson left Sunday's Game 2 against the Raptors with left hamstring tightness and will not return.
Thompson came down awkwardly after a jump shot and attempted to play through it, but ultimately he couldn't tolerate it enough to stay on the floor. The Warriors should have a better idea as to how long Thompson will be out for either shortly after Sunday's contest or Monday morning. In his absence, Quinn Cook will likely get more minutes in the backcourt.
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