Warriors taking pictures guard Klay Thompson introduced he is making his 2021 season debut after not showing in an NBA sport for over two years.
“Dub Nation, I am again,” he mentioned.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there was optimism he might make his return this weekend, and now it seems he will formally take the court docket on Sunday to face the Cavaliers.
Thompson hasn’t appeared in an NBA sport since 2019 after a number of critical accidents. In Sport 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, he tore his ACL and missed the complete 2019–20 season consequently. In November 2020, he injured his achilles and has been sidelined ever since.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr instructed reporters that nothing was official and he hadn’t talked to Thompson a few return earlier than the official announcement. Clearly, he did not wish to spoil the shock.
“The easiest way for me that can assist you learn the tea leaves is it is not my announcement or determination to make,” Kerr mentioned, per NBA.com’s Mark Medina. “Simply maintain your telephone prepared.”
The Warriors coach additionally mentioned Thompson can be a starter when he did return however added he would have “much less accountability and fewer minutes.” He will be on a minutes restriction.
Even with out its star wing, Golden State (29–9) is presently the No. 2 seed within the western convention. The Warriors will host the Cavaliers (22–17) at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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