No long-term worries with Klay Thompson, as he will play against the Suns

January 10, 2023

Everyone held their breath a bit when Klay Thompson had to withdraw late before the Golden State Warriors extremely disappointing loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. Although Warriors coach Steve Kerr claimed the team wasn’t worried, a player missing a game due to soreness in his knee isn’t what you want to see after two significant lower body operations.


Kerr was being honest, which is a good thing. After a few days, Thompson has been given the all-clear to play in Tuesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Thompson is the tallest Splash Brother. While Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman, and JaMychal Green are still out with injuries, a few other injured players, including Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and Andre Iguodala, participated in practice on Monday.


The Dubs’ goal of finishing their eight-game homestand on a high note will be significantly enhanced by Klay’s participation on Tuesday. During this home stretch, he has been on fire, averaging 33 points per game, five rebounds, three assists, and a 40-point percent three-point shooting percentage.


The Warriors’ game on Tuesday might be crucial. The Warriors may also see the return of Curry, who has missed 11 straight games, in addition to Thompson’s comeback and Wiggins and Iguodala playing in just their second game after lengthy absences. Before the team leaves for a five-game road trip, it would be exciting for the Chase Center crowd to see the starting lineup with everyone healthy, plus Andre Iguodala.


But most importantly, Thompson’s knee is fine, and that’s a reason to rejoice.

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