During a conference call with local reporters, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers addressed how the NBA’s suspensionwill affect the ACL rehab of star shooting guard Klay Thompson.
Thompson is recovering from a torn left ACL. However, Warriors players can’t go to the facility anymore because of the coronavirus:
“Yes, it’s hard,” Bob Myers said of Klay Thompson’s rehab, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “Privately, by himself. Maybe with one of our trainers individually at his house. Even my own hip surgery recovery, anything you can do without interacting with somebody. … If you don’t have your own gym (in your house), there’s not really anywhere to go. Most guys don’t have a basketball gym in their house. They might have a weight room.”
Thompson wasn’t going to play this season. The Warriors always intended to play it safe with the sharpshooter since they signed him to a lucrative contract last summer.
Last regular season for the Warriors, Thompson averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He shot 46.7 percent from the floor, 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.
In the 2019 playoffs, where the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in the Finals in six games, Thompson put up 20.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He tore his ACL in Game 6, which was the final game ever at Oracle Arena — the Dubs’ previous home.
Klay has career averages of 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists with the Warriors. He’s a three-time champion and five-time All-Star.