Klay Thompson’s Expected Return Date For Warriors — Revealed

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The Golden State Warriors have put together a highly impressive start to the 2021-22 season. The 28-7 record they have posted through 35 games is the best in the NBA. Soon, they are going to get Klay Thompson back into the lineup—making them all the more scary of a team.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is ‘optimism’ that Thompson will return to game action for the Golden State Warriors on Sunday when the team takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

There’s optimism Golden Warriors guard Klay Thompson will make his return vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, sources tell ESPN. A final decision is expected once the Warriors return from a two-game trip on Friday.

For Thompson to enter the starting lineup, someone will need to move to the bench. It appears as though the choice will come down to bringing Jordan Poole or Andrew Wiggins off the bench. From our perspective, Pool seems like the most logical choice.

The Warriors will not only become a more dynamic unit once again in the starting five, but they will have an even deeper bench with Poole likely taking on a sixth man role.

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Thompson has been sidelined for the previous two full seasons. He last played during the 2019 NBA Finals where he suffered a torn ACL. During his recovery from that injury, he suffered a torn Achilles in an offseason open run right before the 2020 NBA Draft.

During the last season Klay Thompson was playing for the Golden State Warriors, he averaged an impressive 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists while shooting 40.2% from beyond the arc on 7.7 attempts per game.

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Having a player capable of such production on an already elite team will be fascinating to see. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are each playing at an incredible level while the team has no shortage of intriguing complementary talent in the supporting cast.