Earlier: Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has officially been ruled out for the rest of the 2020 season, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Thompson tore his ACL in the left knee in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last year. The lethal shooting guard came into this season with a slim chance of returning at any point during the year.
With limited games remaining in the regular season, Golden State is officially ruling Thompson our for the rest of the season. One of the best shooters in the NBA is continuing to rehab his injury and should be full-go for the 2020-21 season.
Thompson won’t play at all this season, but he’s still in contention for a spot on the U.S. roster for the Tokyo Olympics in late July, per Stein. Several factors dictate whether or not he’ll play for the United States. But it’s still a good sign as to when Thompson will be able to resume basketball activities.
Thompson, though, remains in contention for a spot on the United States' 12-man roster for the Tokyo Olympics. @usabasketball will finalize that roster in June and Klay is said to be making good progress in his recovery from a torn left ACL in Game 6 of last season's NBA Finals
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 21, 2020
The Warriors’ downfall this season has been ugly. But of course, injuries have played a major role in the abysmal season.
Golden State is last in the Western Conference standings with a 12-43 record this year. But optimism is high for next season as Thompson and Steph Curry are both expected to return.
All signs are pointing to a Warriors’ comeback next year.
Update: The Warriors have confirmed the decision with an official statement.
Klay Thompson injury update: pic.twitter.com/s4Zuyj4mJj
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 21, 2020
It would be fun to see Thompson on the court with Team USA this summer.