Warriors owner Joe Lacob says the last week has been a ‘nightmare’ thanks to Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson injuries
The Golden State Warriors handled plenty of injury blows in their quest for a three-peat, but this week has been nothing but a nightmare for owner Joe Lacob, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
In the past week, the Warriors saw 12 minutes of Kevin Durant before he ruptured his Achilles, ending his season and most likely the next. Fast-forward only three days and marksman Klay Thompson would tear his ACL in a do-or-die Game 6.
Lacob summed it up perfectly:
“The last week has just been like a nightmare,” said Lacob.
Both Durant and Thompson are due for a max contract and now face a more uncertain future, as both of these injuries will take a long time to recover from.
Thompson could be back from his torn ACL by next year’s All-Star break at the soonest, while Durant faces a more dire and delicate situation, likely to miss the entire 2019-20 season with his torn Achilles.
Durant and Thompson are 30 and 29 years old, respectively, a devastating time to suffer these types of major injuries.
The Warriors had to trot out a pile of bodies who were less than fully capable of playing in an NBA game, let alone a playoff game, yet somehow they limped their way to the finish line, playing one last game at Oracle Arena before moving to the state-of-the-art Chase Center next season.
There will be light at the end of the tunnel for Lacob’s franchise, just not for a while.