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May 24, 2021 10:20 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: May not be ready for 2021-22 opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Warriors executive Bob Myers implied Monday that Thompson (Achilles) may not be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

While it's very possible Myers is simply tempering expectations for the star guard, if the season begins at its regular time (late October), Thompson will have had less than a full calendar year to recover from the torn Achilles that sidelined him for the entire 2020-21 campaign. Considering Thompson also missed all of 2019-20 while working back from a torn ACL, the Warriors will likely be extremely cautious in bringing him back up to speed. When asked about the possibility of Thompson playing on Opening Night, Myers responded, "I don't know if that will be realistic or not."

March 15, 2021 01:20 AM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Eyes beginning of next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (Achilles) spoke with reporters Sunday, saying that his goal is to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season, Kendra Andrews of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Thompson also said his Achilles tear in November happened on a jump shot that he practices daily. The 30-year-old continues to progress in his recovery and has even taken to swimming in the San Francisco Bay as part of the recovery process, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Thompson is targeting opening day of next season for his return, which should mark around one year since he first suffered the injury.

February 8, 2021 07:16 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Remains on track
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (Achilles) recently shed his walking boot and remains on schedule in his recovery, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Thompson continues to take steps in the right direction, though he's far from being cleared to make a return. Still, it's good to see the All-Star guard make steady progress after suffering another devastating injury.

January 14, 2021 04:28 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Takes step forward in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Monday that Thompson (Achilles) will be cleared to resume running in a pool next week, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Kerr also noted that "the worst" of Thompson's rehab process is behind him, as the 30-year-old is now nearly two months removed from the torn right Achilles' tendon he suffered in an offseason workout. While Kerr's comments about Thompson's post-surgery rehab are encouraging, the shooting guard still has a long road ahead of him, so he's not expected to return until at least next season's training camp.

November 25, 2020 05:24 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Undergoes successful surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his torn Achilles, and he's expected to make a full recovery, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

About a week after suffering the injury, Thompson has undergone successful surgery. Thompson is unlikely to make his return to game action until December 2021, or potentially later. With the 30-year-old out of the picture again this season, there will be a lot of pressure on Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre to play strongly on the wing.

November 19, 2020 02:44 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Suffers season-ending Achilles tear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was diagnosed Thursday with a torn right Achilles' tendon, spelling an end to his 2020-21 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The setback is a devastating one for Thompson, who missed the entire 2019-20 campaign while recovering from the torn ACL in his left knee he suffered during the 2019 NBA Finals. After he suffered another season-ending lower-leg injury in a workout Wednesday, however, Thompson is now unlikely to make his return to game action until December 2021, or potentially later. With Thompson expected to undergo another surgery and now out of the picture for 2020-21, more scoring responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, and getting No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman ready for NBA action as quickly as possible will also be a priority. Unless the Warriors add reinforcement on the wing during the offseason, the team will turn to the likes of Damion Lee, Jordan Poole and Juan Toscano-Anderson to fill most of Thompson's minutes.

November 19, 2020 02:48 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Feared to have Achilles injury
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Thompson is feared to have sustained a significant Achilles injury during a workout Wednesday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

Thompson will undergo an MRI on Thursday as the Warriors look to learn more about the injury, but Haynes' report implies that the team is preparing for the worst. If Thompson is in fact dealing with a torn Achilles, he would require surgery and almost certainly miss the entire 2020-21 season. Thompson, of course, missed the 2019-20 campaign after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

November 18, 2020 06:48 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Suffers injury to lower right leg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson's injury, which he suffered during a workout Wednesday, is to his lower right leg, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Few details have emerged regarding Thompson's status, but he's set to undergo tests in the coming days to determine the severity of the injury. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Thompson was unable to place weight on his lower right leg while leaving the gym Wednesday. While it's too early to speculate whether or not Thompson will miss significant time, the relatively good news is that the injury which kept Thompson out of the entire 2019-20 season was to his left knee.

November 18, 2020 06:44 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Suffers apparent leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is believed to have suffered a lower leg injury during a workout Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Charania notes that Thompson is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, but this is obviously a major concern for both the Warriors and Thompson, who missed all of last season while recovering from a torn ACL. The hope is that the injury is not overly serious, but more details should be available in the coming days.

June 19, 2020 03:32 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: No restrictions on knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has officially been cleared to train without any restrictions, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

While the 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.

March 23, 2020 12:08 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Should be ready for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Steve Kerr told Tim Kawakawi of The Athletic last week that he expects 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 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.

February 20, 2020 09:40 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Will miss remainder of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

February 18, 2020 11:20 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Still unlikely to play this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday he doesn't "entertain any thoughts of [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.

February 10, 2020 12:32 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: GM leaves door open for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Warriors general manager Bob Myers told ABC's Lisa Salters on Saturday that 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.

January 15, 2020 04:24 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Upbeat about recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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 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.

October 22, 2019 03:04 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Unlikely to play this year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday that 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 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.

September 30, 2019 01:56 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Ruled out through All-Star break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

September 23, 2019 01:56 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Close to jogging
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 12, 2019 10:52 AM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Expects to return after All-Star break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

July 3, 2019 04:44 PM
Warriors' Klay Thompson: Undergoes surgery for ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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