Warriors’ Steve Kerr reveals Klay Thompson’s performance in first practice coming off torn ACL
As he expected, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says shooting guard Klay Thompson wasn’t in top form in his first full practice since tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
However, Kerr did tell reporters that Thompson “moved well,” which is a great sign that Klay’s knee is 100 percent again for the Warriors.
“This was his first practice coming off an ACL injury,” Steve Kerr said about Klay Thompson, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
“I didn’t expect him to be in top form and he was not. But he moved well and it was a great first step. Klay got a lot of good work in and was able to gauge where he is right now.”
Thompson missed the entire 2019-20 season for the Warriors. As a result, Golden State finished the campaign with the worst record in the NBA before games were suspended in March due to COVID-19.
However, with Thompson, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins leading the charge next season, expect the Warriors to be back in the playoff picture. Golden State also has the second overall pick in the 2020 draft.
The last time we saw Thompson for a full season was in 2018-19. He averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 78 games while shooting 46.7 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Many pundits believe the Warriors’ dynasty is over now that Kevin Durant is gone and Curry, Thompson and Green are getting older. With that being said, you know Golden State is eager to prove its critics wrong in 2020-21.
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