Golden State Warriors All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson's agent, Greg Lawrence, says Thompson and the Warriors “are committed to taking the necessary time with the process” in Klay's recovery from an ACL tear.
Thompson is expected to follow a standard recovery time of 5-to-7 months, but Lawrence is emphasizing Thompson's recovery is tilted toward the back end of that timetable, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Agent Greg Lawrence emphasizes recovery window of 5-to-7 months after Thompson's ACL surgery is tilted toward back end of that timetable: "While we are optimistic on a return as quickly as possible, Klay and the team are committed to taking the necessary time with the process." https://t.co/JeSVUHWP3C
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019
Klay Thompson suffered the injury in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. He underwent successful surgery on Tuesday. The Warriors and Thompson have agreed to a five-year max contract worth $190 million.
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.
In the 2019 playoffs, Thompson put up 20.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists. The Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals in six games. Both Thompson and Kevin Durant suffered serious injuries in the Finals. Durant agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets on the first day of free agency. The Warriors acquired All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade deal with the Nets.
The Dubs will likely be cautious with Thompson since he's one of their franchise players. His long-term health is very important to the organization.