Speaking to reporters inside the Chase Center, Kerr gave a positive update regarding the 29-year-old's condition.
“I'm watching Klay out on the floor, shooting a lot of shots. He's got that beautiful stroke. He's just out there smiling and laughing and shooting jumpers. More than anything it just feels good to see him out there. For him to feel that he's actually closer. Even though he's still ways from being out on the floor,” Steve Kerr said, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
“He’s pretty far down the path. He’s starting to to feel that. The routine is changing. He’s out on the floor more.”
Thompson suffered the injury in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against eventual champions Toronto Raptors. The five-time All-Star is not expected to make a comeback this year, especially with the current losing state of the Warriors.
The 29-year-old sharpshooter averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals last season. He shot a blistering 46.7 percent clip from the field and also knocked down 40.2 percent of his shots from downtown.
Although not expected to return to the hardwood anytime soon, Klay Thompson has made appearances for the Warriors this season, dabbling as an analyst and even a courtside reporter during home games.
The other half of The Splash Brothers duo was also caught on video knocking down catch-and-shoot threes in practice with ease.
Golden State currently ranks at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 9-32 win-loss slate. Stephen Curry is still out alongside Thompson, with the team relying on Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell to lead the team as they try to put on a decent performance night in and night out.