The new injury endured by Golden State Warriors star shooting guard Klay Thompson is as terrible as initially dreaded.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski affirmed Thursday afternoon that the 30-year-old will miss the whole 2020-21 season because of an Achilles tear. Thompson hasn’t taken the court for a game since he went down to a torn ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals that Golden State lost to the Toronto Raptors.
Stories arose Wednesday night in front of the NBA Draft that Thompson had persevered through another “critical” leg injury. The Warriors chose huge man James Wiseman with the second-in general pick.
Notwithstanding the torn ACL, Thompson and the Warriors put pen to paper on a five-year max offer worth $190 million, as per ESPN, following the 2019 Finals. The desire for Golden State was that having both Thompson and fellow guard Stephen Curry healthy and in the setup could help the club genuinely start a period that elaborate proceeding onward from Kevin Durant, who joined the Brooklyn Nets in the late spring of 2019.
While Thompson stays endorsed through the spring of 2024, one can just think about what sort of player he’ll be wherever he’s cleared to confront an NBA guard.