The return of Klay Thomspon is getting closer and closer. The Golden State Warriors guard was assigned this Monday to the G-League affiliated team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, in order to complete the final stretch of his long recovery and add quality minutes before return with the elderly.
This Monday, the player completed his first training session without any type of restriction with the subsidiary team, where he left a good taste in the mouth of those present, especially the head coach Seth Cooper. “Everything we did was 100%,” said the Santa Cruz Warriors coach, as collected by the medium CBS Sports. There was no way to stop it. He didn’t have to put the brakes on, he just got carried away and experimented with everything. He did it and it looked really good. I think he made his first 18 shots. “
Thompson has not played an official match since Game 6 from the 2019 Finals, when he tore his ACL in his knee during the loss to the Toronto Raptors. When it seemed that he would wear short again, a new injury, this time to the Achilles tendon, forced him to miss the entire 2020-21 season.
Now, more than two years later, Klay is ready to return. “I hate using the phrase ‘I can’t wait,’ because I love enjoying the present,” said the Splash Brother. But that’s the way it is, I can’t wait. I really enjoy being a Warrior. “
Indeed, Thompson claimed a week ago to be “more motivated than ever.” According to the latest information shared, his reappearance points to the week of Christmas Day.
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