Scanned for 5-on-5, full contact
Golden State Warrior shooting guard Clay Thompson was released from full contact in the NBA games when he began 5-on-5 training.
The Golden State Warriors were already among the early adopters of the 2021-22 NBA Championship.
Now, the ‘Death Squad’ of warriors became even more deadly.
Shooting guard Clay Thompson has just been cleared of full contact as of November 18. Thompson has been sidelined throughout the NBA season so far due to a ruptured Achilles tendon in 2020.
Despite his acquittal, Thompson will not join the Warriors on their current four-game tour on the East Coast. Instead, Thompson remained in San Francisco where he began working 5 on 5 with the Golden State support team.
Klay Thompson gets a pass for “full contact” while training 5-on-5
Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave more details about Thompson’s development after Tuesday’s 117-99 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Play 5 on 5 [Monday] Then I think he’ll play 5 on 5 [Wednesday]Kerr said. “Being off for two years takes a lot of work. Not just rehab, but stamina and strength, so it’s great that he’s playing 5-on-5 but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be ready to get on the NBA floor next week or something, but he It’s progressing really well.”
The Warriors were expecting Thompson to play around Christmas, which seems to be on schedule given his current development. Draymond Green and Steph Curry are looking forward to their reunion with their valued colleague.
Curry is “happy to hear that he continues to make big strides,” while Green said the team is “waiting with open arms when he decides to come back.”
“We don’t expect him to be Klay Thompson for 2018 right away, but he pulled it off,” Green said. “It’s **worked off for this moment, and I’m looking forward to getting him back out there.”
Thompson tore his ACL during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals, then tore his Achilles tendon in November 2020, leading to a lengthy rehabilitation process from these serious injuries.
Clay and his teammates have taken it all right, and when he rejoins the killer 2021 squad, he and Golden State will be ready to go.