Report: Warriors’ Klay Thompson Will Return For Toughest Part Of The Schedule

The Golden State Warriors lost the chance to win another title. They lost Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and a few other players. They will play without Klay Thompson in the upcoming season. The shooting guard suffered a terrible ACL tear, and he recovers.

Thompson’s injury was the last bullet the team received. Experts say the Warriors dynasty is over. Shaun Livingston is out, too.

Thompson is expected to miss most of the upcoming season, and the Warriors will have to make up for his shooting. The team will miss Thompson’s defensive prowess and on-court leadership, too.

Luckily, it looks like schedule makers did the Golden State a favor.

According to the newly released schedule, the team will have a lot of difficult games late in the season, and it’s more than possible that Thompson returns on time for these.

The star player will have to recover for six to nine months, and he will probably play his first game in February. The 29-year-old is already targeting a post-All-Star-break comeback. If this happens, Thompson will come back in time for the most difficult part of the season.

“I doubt I’ll be back before the All-Star break,” Thompson said. “But I want to be back this season. I feel good. I’m going to come back 110 percent.” 

The Warriors will play in front of a national audience in 12 of their 27 total games after the All-Star break. About half of their games will be nationally televised and big. We all know that. This includes games with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers.

Twelve of the 21 opponents the Warriors will face after the All-Star break made the playoffs last season. This doesn’t include the Lakers, Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans. These three teams are packed with talent this year, and the Warriors should take that into consideration, too.

Head coach Steve Kerr will make the necessary rotations to help the players score on the floor. He has already done this, but this year will be the most challenging in his career. Let’s see how will things work for the Golden State this season.

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