Klay Thompson ‘ready to go,’ draining shots from all over the court
As a guest on the “Hoops Adjacent” podcast with The Athletic’s David Aldridge, Kerr said Thompson is ready to go for the 2020-21 season and was looking sharp in a recent workout.
“I took a day (last month) and spent some time with him, watched him work out. One of our assistant coaches came down for the week to train him. And so we got together. It was great to see him, because he loves the game so much. He loves to play. And he’s missed it so much. And he looked great,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said about Klay Thompson.
“He was in really, really good shape, draining shots from all over like the Klay we all know and love. So he’s ready to go. It’s just that we don’t know when basketball will be played, but Klay will be ready.”
During the 2018-19 season, Thompson averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Warriors. The sharpshooter shot 46.7 percent from the floor, 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.
No one knows if the Warriors are going to win another title in the Curry-Thompson-Green era, especially since two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant is gone. However, the Warriors trio is certainly motivated to quiet the critics, especially after the team’s putrid 2019-20 season.