Iguodala Talks When He Expects Klay Thompson To Return
June 24, 2019
The Golden State Warriors will have a lot of problems next year. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson suffered terrible injuries in the championship run, and we can’t really make a prediction regarding their return to the floor. However, Andre Iguodala is pretty positive about Thompson.
Iguodala appeared on ESPN’s First Take Friday morning, and talked about the Lakers’ draft moves and the situation in the Golden State. He also provided an update on Thompson’s return to the lineup.
“I’m confident in us, Klay will be back in February I hope,” Iguodala said. “He’s a fast healer, but February I hope, and we’re going to have another run at it. It’s not over.”
Hopefully, this prediction will become reality. That’s what every fan, coach and executive hopes. The Warriors need Thompson.
“It’s just tough in terms of a guy like Klay that left it all out there,” Stephen Curry said after the loss. “He was playing amazing tonight. And to see a freak play like that where he lands awkwardly. I don’t know the diagnosis yet, but you think about the person and the guy and how much he loves to play the game and that’s the only thoughts you have. It’s really not about what it means in terms of playing basketball. It’s just I’m more concerned about him as an individual.”
“He might be the toughest guy I’ve ever seen in my life,” center Kevon Looney said. “I know he was in a lot of pain when he went down. I’ve never seen him scream or show emotion like that, so I knew he was hurt. He’s a tough guy and came back and made the free throws.”
There are so many rumors regarding Thompson’s contract with the team. he is set to become free agent this summer. Warriors general manager Bob Myers would like to have him and Durant around for a while.
“Those guys are highly important to us and deserve of being rewarded in the right manner. … Try to keep those guys within these walls as best you can,” he said.
The Warriors lost the chance to win this year’s title, and they lost two important players. Is this the end to their dynasty?
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.