Warriors GM Bob Myers says there’s ‘no new information’ on Klay Thompson’s progress from ACL surgery
Myers says he’s going to visit Thompson in Los Angeles soon.
Bob Myers said he plans to see Klay Thompson soon in LA. But Myers said there's "no new information" on his progress with his left knee.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 15, 2019
Some believe Klay Thompson can return to the floor in February or March of 2020. Others believe the All-Star shooting guard should sit out the entire 2019-20 season. After everything that happened with Kevin Durant, you can expect the Warriors to be very cautious with Thompson moving forward. He’s the second-most important player in the franchise after star point guard Stephen Curry.
This past season, Thompson averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Warriors. The five-time All-Star shot 46.7 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line. Before tearing his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 Finals against the Toronto Raptors, Thompson was averaging 20.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in the 2019 postseason.
Thompson’s agent, Greg Lawrence, said a weeks ago Klay is expected to follow a standard recovery time of 5-to-7 months. Lawrence did emphasize Thompson’s recovery is tilted toward the back end of that timetable. The Warriors have to make sure Thompson is patient in his rehab. The sharpshooter is super competitive and will likely try and come back as soon as possible because he loves the game.