After two injury punctured seasons, Klay Thompson is looking smooth in the gym. The missing piece to the splash bros missed both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 campaigns due to tearing his ACL in the Finals then rupturing his Achilles while working on a two-dribble pull-up jump shot, which is something he does “100 times a day.”
Thompson posted a video on Instagram stories that appears to show his confidence and comfortability in his shot. Thompson nailed his first three in the video and likely did the same when the camera wasn’t capturing content.
“Grateful to be doing what I love again,” Klay captioned the video. “Slowly & surely getting back to myself.” Entering the 2021-22 season there hasn’t been anymore than optimism for a Klay Thompson return this season. Thompson, himself is very eager to return, but he knows that Golden State can’t afford for him to be anything less than full strength.
For the Warriors’ front office, General Manager Bob Myers believes a return on the season opener is unrealistic. “With a healthy Klay Thompson, I think we’re right there with everybody,” Myers said. “But I don’t know when, or how, I expect him to come back healthy. I don’t want to put any pressure on the date because it’s not going to be at the start of the season. It’s not going to be the first game.”