June 21, 2019, 5:46 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
When asked about Klay Thompson's recovery from a torn left ACL, Andre Iguodala said, "Klay will be back in February, I hope. It's not over."
That would put Thompson on an eight month timetable, which is certainly in the realm of possibility. Even so, he would likely be brought along slowly even after returning to the court, and if you think he returns in February (which could be a bit early) and give him about a month to get up to speed, Thompson would give fantasy owners a month or two of typical production at most. He's too good not to stash in redraft leagues if you have an IR spot, but fantasy owners will need to be very patient.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
June 14, 2019, 2:42 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson is still expected to receive and sign a max extension with the Warriors, according to his father's comments on Friday.
It was a really disappointing way to end a great season and playoffs for Thompson, who will now miss a large chunk of 2019-20 recovering from a torn ACL. Still, he should get all the bells and whistles from the Warriors and be a part of this team for the long-term future.
Source: Connor Letourneau on Twitter
June 14, 2019, 1:33 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson's agent, Greg Lawrence, says that Thompson tore his left ACL in Thursday's Game 6.
An absolutely brutal injury for Thompson, who was outstanding in the Finals despite playing on an injured left hamstring. It shouldn't affect his free agency — if the Warriors do not offer him a full max then they're out of their minds — but it will give the team another major hurdle to get over next year. With Kevin Durant out of the picture and Thompson set to miss substantial time, Golden State may have to get creative this summer to stay atop the West. That Thompson came back out from the tunnel to shoot free throws and then run back into the locker room is astounding. Hopefully Thompson makes a full and speedy recovery.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 14, 2019, 12:30 amKlay Thompson - Team - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 30 points on 8-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and four triples in Thursdays Game 6 loss to the Raptors.
Thompson was a walking bucket tonight and if it weren't for his knee injury, who knows what could have happened. It seemed like whenever he touched the ball it went through the net, but unfortunate circumstances led him to sit the rest of the game in what will be one of the biggest what-ifs in NBA history.
June 13, 2019, 10:59 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson went to the locker room after suffering a knee injury in the third quarter on Thursday.
Thompson was fouled on a dunk attempt and appeared to injure his knee and shot his free throws before heading to the locker room. It's unclear as to whether or not he'll play, but knowing Klay, he'll try to get back out there in the final period.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
June 11, 2019, 12:11 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson drained seven threes on his way to 26 points (9-of-21 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), six boards, four assists and a steal in 42 minutes vs. the Raptors in Game 5 on Monday.
Thompson is now averaging 5.0 threes and 25.0 points in the series. Klay's shooting was huge in tonight, and the banged-up Warriors will be counting on more of it as they return to Oakland on Thursday for Game 6.
June 8, 2019, 12:07 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson notched 28 points, three rebounds and two assists on 11-for-18 shooting including six made threes on Friday night.
Thompson showed no ill effects of his tweaked hamstring as he was possibly the best player for the Warriors in Game 4. The lack of defensive numbers is telling however, as the Warriors will need to lock in on defense as they fight for their lives on Monday in Game 5.
June 7, 2019, 7:38 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson (left hamstring strain) will not have a firm minutes restriction in Game 4 on Friday night.
Thompson nearly lobbied his way into the lineup for Game 3 but was forced to watch from the sidelines as the Warriors lost by 14. His return will change things dramatically and lighten the scoring burden on Steph Curry. Odds are he is not at 100 percent but the Warriors will have him out there as much as possible and hope for no further injury.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
June 6, 2019, 3:55 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
According to Monte Poole of NBC Sports, Klay Thompson (left hamstring strain) will play on Friday vs. the Raptors.
Klay was forced to miss his first playoff game on Wednesday after playing in 120 straight. He did all that he could to convince the medical staff to clear him before tip-off on Wednesday but they decided there was too great a risk of re-injury. It was clear how much the Warriors missed Klay on both sides of the court as he has been an integral part of the team throughout their dynasty. No player other than Stephen Curry had more than 10 points at half-time. Expect Klay to take on his usual role and give the Warriors another threat to score. Alfonzo McKinnie, Quinn Cook, and Shaun Livingston will see less minutes while Jonas Jerebko may not see the floor at all after a disappointing performance on Wednesday.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
June 6, 2019, 12:48 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Speaking after Game 3 on Wednesday, Steve Kerr said that he expects Klay Thompson (left hamstring) to return for Game 4 on Friday.
The Warriors simply could not keep up offensively with Thompson out in Game 3, even with a major performance from Steph Curry. How effective Thompson will be after only a few days off remains to be seen, but his gravity was sorely missed as the Dubs fell at home. Expect more updates leading up to Friday but at this point it would be surprising if Thompson isn't on the court.
Source: Tim Kawakami on Twitter
June 5, 2019, 8:47 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson (left hamstring strain) will not play in Wednesday's Game 3 matchup with the Raptors.
As painful as it will likely be for him to not be out there, this is probably the safe move for Thompson. Anything with hamstring strains are dangerous, and the last thing the Warriors would want is for him to injure it further, making it a far more serious situation. Look for Quinn Cook and Shaun Livingston to take over the bulk of the SG minutes.
Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter
June 5, 2019, 8:23 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson (left hamstring strain) is on the Warriors' active list for Game 3 vs. Toronto.
Thompson has yet to be officially cleared so this is more just a precaution in the case that he is able to suit up.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
June 5, 2019, 7:35 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (left hamstring strain) will be a game time decision for Wednesday's Game 3 matchup vs. the Raptors.
"He's making a very strong case" said Kerr. “He’s trying desperately to be out on the floor tonight.” Kerr went on to say that the final decision would be made by the team, not Thompson. Stay tuned for updates at as tip off approaches.
Source: Nick Freidell on Twitter