Warriors owner teases potential Klay Thompson return this season
The Golden State Warriors have little to fight for the rest of the season besides a high lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Yet the impending return of Stephen Curry has also opened the door for Klay Thompson’s potential season debut in 2019-20.
Owner Joe Lacob teased Thompson’s return, one that could potentially take place this season … or it could not.
“Klay might come back for a few games at the end. He might not,” Lacob told Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports during the NBA’s Tech Summit during All-Star Weekend. “That doesn’t matter so much. Maybe we’ll err on the cautious side. Maybe. That’s up to him.”
Lacob just gave us a whole bunch of nothing here, but the fact that he is willing to support a potential return this season says something, at the least.
If Thompson does return, it would be a la Paul George circa 2014-15, when he played the last six games of the season for the Indiana Pacers in hopes of getting a little action after breaking his leg during a White vs. Blue Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas before the start of the season.
The Warriors sharpshooter has been out since he tore his ACL in Game 6 of last year’s NBA Finals, undergoing surgery in July and since rehabilitating his way back from this major injury.
Thompson has been seen shooting around and going through non-contact drills, but is not expected to play at all this season, considering the Warriors aren’t playing for much with the worst record in the league.