March 24, 2020, 4:24 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Per Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) should be "in great shape and ready to roll" by September/October.
There has been speculation as to when Thompson may return, as he was pushing to come back this season before the Warriors were ravaged by injuries and went into tank mode. The good news is that Thompson was on track to be fully healthy for opening day next season before the league was suspended. The potential extra months off will only help ensure a healthy Thompson for whenever the 2020-21 season rolls around.
Source: The Athletic
February 20, 2020, 8:09 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have ruled Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) out for the rest of the season, per Marc Stein.
Joe Lacob fanned the flames a bit by saying that Thompson might return for the final few games of the year but ultimately it just doesn't make sense to rush Klay back for games that will be completely meaningless. If you've had him stashed on IR in a redraft league, you can cut him loose and use that spot on someone else.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 18, 2020, 4:06 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors owner Joe Lacob hinted that there is a possibility that Klay Thompson may return to game action for the final few games of the season.
While the team is leaving the door open for the possibility that Thompson could see the court before the season ends, it's not looking likely that he will bring back any fantasy value this season. If Thompson does return it would be with a heavy minutes restriction and towards the end of the fantasy playoffs. He can be left on the waiver wire for now.
Source: USA Today
January 15, 2020, 9:49 amKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson “would love to get out there” but he says that there is no timetable for his return.
Thompson added that his rehab is going great and he is getting up shots daily. However, it’s the Warriors’ doctors who make the call and Golden State is going to err on the side of caution because the club is thinking about winning next season, not this one. Klay should be safety stashed only in dynasty leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
January 10, 2020, 6:14 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) will be re-evaluated around February's All-Star break, according to NBC Sports' Kerith Burke.
The vibes had been that Thompson would likely sit out the whole season, but it's at least possible that he returns for a few games at the tail end of the year. With the evaluation coming at the ASB, it leaves Thompson an incredibly short runway to get clicking for fantasy purposes. Even if Klay returns to the court, fantasy GMs shouldn't expect much.
Source: Kerith Burke on Twitter
October 22, 2019, 4:26 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
In a mini reversal, Steve Kerr said on Tuesday that it's "still possible" that Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) returns this year.
The reality is that both comments are correct and neither should be read into too much. Thompson underwent surgery to fix his ACL in July, and all the timelines being thrown out are just speculation. Owners should operate with a return after the All-Star break as a best-case scenario.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
October 22, 2019, 10:35 amKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Ever since Klay Thompson tore his left ACL four months ago, the Warriors guard has held out hope that he could return this season in time for a potential NBA playoff run, but his coach isn't betting on that timeline.
“It's unlikely that he's going to play this year," Steve Kerr told NBC Sports Bay Area in an exclusive interview that will air on Tuesday. Bulls guard Zach LaVine sat out 11 months with a similar injury, and Hawks forward Jabari Parker missed nearly a year. Kerr, who tore his ACL in college, believes Thompson will be on the same timeline as those players. Warriors GM Bob Myers said last week that Klay will not return until after the All-Star break so owners should absolutely lower their expectations for this year.
Source: NBC Sports Bay Area
September 30, 2019, 3:39 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Warriors General Manager Bob Myers said that Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) will not return until after the All-Star break.
This is no surprise given what we've heard about Thompson already. Thompson will have value when he returns, but the timetable is uncertain and he could be eased into action even when deemed healthy. Thompson has never shot below 40% from three-point range over a full season.
Source: NBC Sports
August 4, 2019, 8:38 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) doubts that he'll be ready to return prior to the All-Star break.
Thompson mentioned that he aims to play well into his late thirties and will be taking caution not to return too soon and risk another serious injury. He does figure to return at some point next season, but stashing Thompson will require extreme patience from redraft players. The Warriors will be careful with their star and will ease him back into action once he's cleared, which means fantasy owners might not see a full-strength version of Klay. He's still too good to go undrafted, as even a month of Thompson at the end of the season would be a massive lift, but expectations should be tempered.
July 10, 2019, 7:21 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors announced that they have re-signed Klay Thompson.
Thompson's free agency was drama-free, as he had always said he'd be back with the Warriors if they offered up a max contract. He's been given a 5-to-7 month timetable in his recovery from a torn left ACL, which makes him a stash in redraft formats. How much the Warriors will play him when he first returns, and how long those restrictions will be in place, however, remains to be seen.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 8:19 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson's agent Greg Lawrence told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the five-to-seven month timetable of recovery is "tilted toward the back end."
Lawrence went on to say "Klay and the team are committed to taking the necessary time with the process." Thompson underwent successful ACL surgery on Tuesday. After offseason grumblings about the handling of Kevin Durant's injury, the Warriors are understandably going to treat this as careful as they can. A seven-month timetable puts a potential return near February, which is close to the All-Star break.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 5:52 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson underwent successful ACL surgery on Tuesday, with Dr. Neal ElAttrache performing the operation.
The surgery comes with a typical 5-7 month recovery time, so the Warriors' newly signed max guy should be making a return towards the All-Star break next season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 10:40 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson and the Warriors still have their agreement on a five-year, $190 million max contract, according to Marc Stein.
It was assumed that Thompson and the Warriors would reach their agreement quickly, but the fact that nothing has come out yet may have had some people second-guessing. Thompson never seemed likely to leave Golden State and he will not be departing this summer, even if an announcement has taken longer than expected.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 12:38 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Shams Charania is reporting that Klay Thompson and the Warriors are planning to reach an agreement on a five-year, $190 million deal.
This is the third or fourth report now that the Warriors will offer Thompson a max deal, and he and his camp have said that they'll be back with the team as long as they're given that well-deserved offer. Klay will be staying with Golden State.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 3:54 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors will offer Klay Thompson a five-year max contract worth $190 million at the onset of free agency, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne reported the same thing earlier today, and with Klay's camp insistent that he'll be back in Golden State so long as they offer a max deal, it looks as though we can take Thompson off the board in free agency. He'll be a risky redraft stash next season but one or two months of Thompson towards the end of the year probably means that the reward will be worth your patience.