With some high-profile injuries throughout this year’s NBA playoffs, there are a lot of teams and players dabbling in a game or two of “what if?” You can count Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson among them.
Thompson thinks his Warriors would have a decent shot in the NBA tournament if present and healthy. Though to be fair, it’s not clear if he thinks this way because of injuries to other teams, or simply because he’s confident in his hypothetical chances alongside fellow superstar teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.
Here’s Thompson revealing his feelings about the situation via his Instagram account.
“It’s hard for me to watch because I know if we was there it’d be a different story. But you gotta channel that energy into your workouts. That’s called life.”
Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Thompson. Also, I’m assuming he means it would be a different story if the Warriors’ “Big 3” was together again and battling it out against this year’s crop of contenders — not that this year’s Warriors squad, sans Thompson, would have made noise in the playoffs.
With Thompson missing two full seasons of NBA basketball since injuring his knee in the 2019 NBA Finals, he must have a ton of energy to devote to his rehab workouts. And that’s a good thing: Golden State is counting on his return as the franchise attempts to make it to the top once again with its aging trio of three-time NBA champs.
Thompson is clearly aching to hit the floor with his guys once again, which he’s on schedule to do so in November or perhaps December. Then, we’ll finally see what kind of damage the Warriors’ three “OGs” can still do.
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