Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson had successful ACL surgery Tuesday.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the star guard has “no timetable” for his return after signing his massive $190 million contract, but it’s likely he’ll be out five to seven months.
Thompson is expected to make a full recovery. There’s no timetable on a return, but his agent Greg Lawrence has said that Thompson is expected to follow a standard recovery time of 5-to-7 months. Thompson recently agreed to a new 5-year, $190M contract with Golden State. https://t.co/8AITODBHcb
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2019
Hopefully, Thompson is back sooner than later. The Warriors need him back ASAP. With Kevin Durant headed out of town to the Nets, Golden State needs all the firepower it can get.
Steph Curry alone could probably get the team to the playoffs. After that, it’d get a lot dicier without Thompson healthy and ready to roll. (RELATED: Kevin Durant Will Sign With The Brooklyn Nets For $164 Million, Kyrie Irving Will Get $141 Million)
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The Warriors sure are going to look different next year. There have been massive changes to the roster. Curry is still in the backcourt, D’Angelo Russell has now joined him, Thompson will likely miss a massive portion of the season and Durant is gone.
Will they still be a solid team? No question about it when they’re at full strength, but that won’t happen for a large part of the season.
Without Thompson, there’s a very real chance the Warriors stumble a few times as they try to get back into the groove of things.
The 2019-2020 NBA season is already shaping up to be one of the most interesting in years, and it’s only July.
Thompson’s ACL recovery is certainly a storyline we’ll be following closely over the next several months.