The Splash Brothers haven’t appeared on a court together since the 2018-2019 playoff run. As the Golden State Warriors were gunning for another championship, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant all fell short to the Toronto Raptors as injuries took over.
During the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay Thompson tore his ACL. As expected, the veteran guard was set to miss the entire 2019-2020 NBA season. For the most part, the Warriors were without Thompson and Curry last season as both stars dealt with a lot of healing from unfortunate injuries.
The Warriors placed last in the Western Conference and won the second-overall pick in the lottery. With an opportunity to draft Memphis’ James Wiseman, the Warriors were excited to get the band back together with new additions heading into the 2020-2021 NBA season.
But Klay Thompson once again suffered an unfortunate setback.
Last Wednesday just hours before the 2020 NBA Draft, Thompson was partaking in a workout. Lately, the veteran guard has been past the rehab phase and ramping up action to get ready for training camp next month.
During his workout, the Warriors star suffered a lower-body injury, which made it hard for Thompson to put any weight on that side of his body. People in the gym with him at the time had nothing promising to report. As it turns out, Thompson was dealing with a torn Achilles, which will force him to miss his second-straight season in 2020-2021.
“You feel for a guy who has worked so hard to get back on the court two-three weeks out of [training camp], and something like that happens,” Curry said, according to The Undefeated. “You need to have a big-picture mentality when something like this happens. It’s easier said than done going through a lot of rehab, but there is a lot of time left in his career. We’re going to be there through it all.”