Is the dynasty over?
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.
June 28, 2019, 1:30 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors will have offered both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson full five-year max contracts by Sunday night, according to a report from ESPN.
The Warriors intend to keep the team together and are ready to foot the huge bill it would take to do so. Thompson has been increasingly connected to the L.A. teams if the Warriors don't give him a max offer but it seems like they won't be messing around with that at all. Durant may leave no matter what, in which case the team would explore sign-and-trade options to help add other pieces to the roster.
June 27, 2019, 9:24 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
If the Warriors do not offer Klay Thompson a max contract when free agency opens, he'll listen to pitches from the Clippers and Lakers per Brad Turner of the L.A. Times.
It was already rumored that the Clippers would have Thompson's ear, but the Lakers threw themselves back into the mix after opening up a max salary slot today. All signs are pointing to Thompson re-signing with Golden State, but it looks as though they can't get cute about it. Klay wants and deserves the max, and while the Warriors shouldn't mess around, stranger things have happened.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 9:53 amKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson would be open to a meeting with the Clippers should the Warriors not offer him a max-level contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Thompson is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will undergo surgery later this week while Warriors general manager Bob Myers said it’s unclear when he will return. Thompson’s father, Mychal Thompson, told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this month that there’s “no question” Klay will re-sign with the Warriors. The 29-year old shooting guard averaged 21.5 points and 3.5 rebounds during the regular season and along with Steph Curry and Draymond Green, has been an integral part of the Warriors’ core that has reached the Finals five straight times.
June 21, 2019, 5:46 pmKlay ThompsonG, 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 ThompsonG, 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
There's an awful lot on the plate for this Friday show, with the Raptors hoisting a trophy, Klay tearing his ACL and trying to play anyway, and a Rockets post-mortem.