SAN FRANCISCO — When you've been away from basketball for two years, you're going to be a little rusty, no matter who you are. That's what Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson is feeling since he has returned. The good news is his confidence hasn't left, and things are going just how he imagined when he was out.
“Yes, just to be out there and have no hesitation, whether it's going to the rim, or stopping behind a screen for 3. I feel like myself, and these days were hard to see in the past. But I give myself a lot of credit for taking my rehab stints very seriously, and attacking it like I would an NBA season. So, hopefully, I got a lot more years left in me, to do what I love to do,” Thompson told ClutchPoints.
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The Warriors defeated the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, 102-86. For the first time this season, Thompson led all scorers with 21 points. He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 3-of-8 from beyond the arc. It was the best game Thompson has played this season, but he's only just scratching the surface of what he can be.
His shooting struggles are not because he can't shoot anymore, but simply because he's finding his rhythm. If you want to bet on one thing, you can bet Thompson is going to find it sooner than later. Once he does, things will get very scary for the rest of the league.
Thursday, the Warriors will go to battle against the Indiana Pacers. It will be the second of a seven-game home stand for the Dubs.