The Golden State Warriors have ruled out star Klay Thompson until at least the All-Star break, which means he will miss the first 55 games. Thompson tore his ACL in the NBA Finals, the final game of the Warriors’ season. This news comes from the mouth of General Manager Bob Myers, who provided the update at the team’s media day.
Bob Myers with updates on Klay Thompson and Willie Cayley-Stein. Klay is doing well. Status will be updated at All-Star Break. Cauley-Stein (left foot strain) will miss camp & status will be updated at end of October. #Warriors pic.twitter.com/6BTTEyxDHq
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) September 30, 2019
The Warriors already ruling Klay Thompson out until at least the All-Star break means he'll miss at least the first 55 games.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 30, 2019
This news is not all that surprising, given that the injury occurred so late in the season – the NBA Finals. While there may have been a microscopic instance where the 29-year-old would entertain other teams this offseason, his father quickly put an end to that.
Golden State debuted their new “Big Four” at their media day, swapping out Kevin Durant for D’Angelo Russell. While certainly a downgrade from the otherworldly Durant, Thompson mentioned previously that there is no reason to say the Warriors’ dynasty is over. We will have to wait at least 55 games to see what the team looks like, and if that claim is accurate.