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Sport Klay Thompson unlikely to be ready for start of season

07:45  25 may  2021
07:45  25 may  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Klay Thompson missed the entire 2020-21 season with a torn Achilles, and both he and the Golden State Warriors are eagerly awaiting his return for next season. Unfortunately for both, it does not appear that will be happening by opening night.

Klay Thompson talking on a cell phone: Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

Warriors GM Bob Myers said Monday that he is skeptical Thompson will be ready to play for the season opener, adding that it will not even have been a year since Thompson suffered the injury.

Thompson has effectively suffered back-to-back devastating injuries, having also torn his ACL during the NBA Finals in June 2019. For that reason, the Warriors have every incentive to take it slow and make sure their star guard is in as good a position as possible to return without increasing the risk of further issues.

Thompson has made clear that he has an ambitious goal when he does play again. To achieve that goal, the Warriors are probably doing what’s best in taking it very slowly and deliberately.

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KUWTK Sneak Peek: Khloé Kardashian Considers Moving to Boston After Tristan Thompson Joins Celtics .
Tristan Thompson, who shares daughter True with Khloé Kardashian, signed with the Boston Celtics in November "We spoke to Tristan, he misses you, wishes you would go there," Kim Kardashian tells Khloé in the clip, as Kourtney Kardashian, 42, adds, "He really wants you to come." "Are you guys into Boston?" Khloé asks her sisters. "We're into it," says Kim, 40. "He definitely wants you to move there though." "Like full time?" Khloé clarifies before adding, "I'm not opposed to Boston or anything like that, it's just once you have kids it's different.

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