Thompson, who has stayed for four swings on the east coast of the Warriors with several members of the Warriors support staff, has begun doing some 5v5 work as part of the process. his recovery.
“He plays 5 vs 5 [Monday] and then I think he’s going to play 5v5 [Wednesday]”, said Warriors coach Steve Kerr after last Tuesday’s 111-99 win brooklyn network. “James [Wiseman] did not play. He still hasn’t been cleared in 5v5, but Klay did, and I got a good report and he has to move on. Two years of absence required a lot of work. It’s not just rehabilitation, it’s endurance, strength, so it’s great that he’s playing 5v5 but doesn’t mean he’s going to be ready to hit the NBA floor next week or something, but he is making very good progress . “
The hope internally from within the Warriors organization has always been that Thompson will return at some point around Christmas, and now that seems to be getting closer to reality as Thompson steps up his detox.
“It’s huge,” Warriors forward Draymond Green informed of Thompson’s pending return. “From a mental point of view, it’s also huge. So I think it also helps the way other teams see you. So we’re looking forward to bringing him back. We know him. We’re not expecting him to be the Klay Thompson of 2018 right away, but he’s given his all. He’s given his best for this moment and I look forward to bringing him in. back there.”
Thompson, who tore his ACL net in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, and his Achilles in November 2020, have been training consistently inside the Warriors’ practice facility in recent months while Help teammates and coaches level up in his presence. Green said the group is “waiting with open arms when he decides to come back.”
“I don’t know much about the details,” Guardian Warrior Stephen the curry said, noting that he had not spoken to Thompson since the start of the trip. “I’ve seen him clearly training and looking good. I know there’s a reason for him to stay to get the most out of his recovery, so I’m delighted to know he’s continuing to hit the mark. make strides.”
In addition to the good news for the 12-2 Warriors, Kerr also announced the center of the second year James Wiseman are also close to making a comeback. Wiseman, 20, suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee last April and has yet to be contacted. Kerr is optimistic that he will be leaving soon.
“I hope so,” Kerr said. “The injury he suffered, everything is clear – no structural problems or anything. It’s an injury that requires a lot of give and take, daily maintenance and inspection. See how he’s doing. Remember last year Jaren Jackson had the same injury It’s been a long process, but he’s doing really well, his attitude is good and we’re obviously not We can’t wait until he’s back and can play. We just have to be patient.”
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32650472/golden-state-warriors-klay-thompson-draws-good-reports-5-5-work | Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson pulls out ‘good report’ after working 5v5