The Golden State Warriors were just a shell of themselves this year with Stephen Curry on the court without his sidekick Klay Thompson. The “Splash Brothers” could return to full strength at some point during the 2021-22 season.
Thompson hasn’t played since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, which feels like an eternity ago. He tore his ACL that night.
The lethal three-point shooter was supposed to return for the 2020-21 season, but suffered yet another disastrous setback when he tore his right Achilles tendon on Nov. 18 of 2020.
Thompson has since traveled a long and tumultuous journey. He reached a major milestone along the journey on Tuesday.
The veteran shooting guard got a light workout in on the court at Chase Center Arena on Tuesday. He posted about his experience via Instagram.
“DubNation , I still have a really long , long , LOOOONG way to go . But my goodness, it felt so dang good to get up and down and see the ball go thru the net,” Thompson said in his Instagram caption. “Can’t wait to burn em down next year!! Big milestone for me this week.”
Take a look.
The NBA is a better place when Klay Thompson is on the court. He not only makes the Warriors significantly better, but elevates the play of Stephen Curry.
Reports indicate Thompson should be able to return at some point during the 2021-22 season. It’s unclear when exactly it’ll be, though.
Regardless, Thompson took a major step forward in his recovery on Tuesday. We can’t wait to see him take the court for the Warriors next season.