Klay Thompson announces Sunday return from injury

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Here we go: After two years away, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is set to make a return vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, Thompson announces.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Orange County 🐐 @Klay Thompson, calling Bill Murray “my spirit animal,” announced via IG that he will officially back with the Warriors tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/ebvhYIvk3D5:19 PM

Tim Cato @tim_cato
the world started going downhill the moment klay thompson got hurt and thank god he’s back to save it – 5:17 PM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
After two years, Klay Thompson is back. Or whatever this clip from Space Jam says 😂 instagram.com/klaythompson/t…5:13 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Apologies for not tweeting the Klay Thompson news at the same time as everyone else. I know there are people who follow only me and no other NBA writers and might have missed out on it when it came out. – 5:13 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Ladies and gentlemen, Klay Thompson . . . instagram.com/klaythompson/t…5:12 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson (@Klay Thompson) said this is how he’s pulling up to the Chase Center tomorrow night! pic.twitter.com/CLPRf2U8D85:12 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Klay Thompson announcing his return on his IG with a Space Jam clip. pic.twitter.com/1uohMfCsYU5:11 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Using a clip from Space Jam, Klay Thompson posts on instagram he’s officially back tomorrow. – 5:10 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
So Klay Thompson’s first road game back will likely come in Memphis on Tuesday. – 5:10 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson makes it official. He’s playing tomorrow for the first time in 941 days. pic.twitter.com/rGx5cXXnHD5:10 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Klay Thompson was 16th in 3-pointers made all-time when he got hurt.
2-1/2 years later in a league where EVERYBODY shoots 3’s, he’s only down to 21st.
This is going to be fun. – 5:09 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The last time Klay Thompson played basketball Ja Morant wasn’t in the league.
941 days.
Glad to have him back. pic.twitter.com/K6QXIcyAQd5:09 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson’s announcement on his IG account that he’s playing tomorrow 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ecn2oOD2uY5:09 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
It’s officially official: Klay Thompson shares via Instagram that he will be active tomorrow against the Cavs. It’s been 941 days since he’s last played. – 5:08 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Warriors star Klay Thompson will return tomorrow against Cleveland, he confirms. – 5:07 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Here we go: After two years away, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is set to make a return vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, Thompson announces. – 5:07 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr reiterates that Klay Thompson will start when he does return. Thompson will also have to work his minutes up. “That will be the plan whenever that plan is put in action” – 4:56 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steve Kerr reaffirmed that Klay Thompson will start albeit with “less responsibility and fewer minutes.” – 4:56 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Different circumstances, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr likened the emotion of Klay Thompson’s return to when he played on the Chicago Bulls when Michael Jordan returned from his first retirement – 4:55 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
More Klay at practice today. Steve Kerr says it will be “emotional” for him when Klay returns. “There’s a few games you just always remember. I have no doubt when Klay walks onto the floor for the first time, I will never forget that… it will be very emotional.” pic.twitter.com/ktlq9zNKsD4:54 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Steve Kerr making it unofficially official regarding Klay playing on Sunday: ‘It’s not my announcement and decision to make.’ Jokes he’s reading from a ‘script,’ and asks that we all ‘read the tea leaves.’ – 4:52 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr is doing his very best to not announce if Klay Thompson is playing tomorrow. – 4:52 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr is reluctant to say if Klay Thompson is playing tomorrow. He says it will be up to Thompson and Warriors medical. But Kerr clearly is doing his best not to reveal Klay’s return. Kerr hints: “It’s not my announcement to make. Just keep your phone ready.” – 4:52 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr explains vagueness on whether Klay Thompson playing tomorrow: “The best way for me to help you read the tea leaves is it’s not my announcement or decision to make. Just keep your phone ready.” – 4:51 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr on Klay: “Just keep your phone handy. You’ll know soon enough.” – 4:51 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr won’t officially say if Klay will play tomorrow or not. Says he hasn’t discussed it with him yet. Definitely being a little tongue-in-cheek about it all. – 4:50 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr not making it official yet if Klay Thompson playing tomorrow vs Cleveland. My piece earlier on Klay’s two-year journey with insight from Steph, Draymond, Kerr, Bob Myers and the team’s coaching staff on.nba.com/3G9u8SC4:48 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Klay Thompson at practice today pic.twitter.com/s1awHIDo7s4:46 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Warriors coach Steve Kerr working through some plays with Klay Thompson and James Wiseman. pic.twitter.com/gbwTtC1xUl4:33 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
A little Klay, a little Wiseman. pic.twitter.com/LYknjBa9tf4:31 PM

Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
4,324 people have played in an NBA game
3,899 scored 37 or more career points
656 scored 37+ in a single game
20 did it in a half
Only Klay scored 37 in a quarter pic.twitter.com/PmXfzkOMmx4:21 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Along with Steph Curry at the top of the Western Conference count in the fan voting, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson appeared in the first round of All-Star votes. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/07/nba…4:00 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
TNT dumps the non-Zion Pelicans at the Knicks on Jan. 20, picks up the hopefully Klay-included Warriors hosting Indiana for that night’s coverage. – 1:19 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Along with Steph Curry at the top of the Western Conference count in the fan voting, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson appeared in the first round of All-Star votes. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/07/nba…7:00 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Klay Thompson expected to make his return against the Cavs
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/12…4:02 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Warriors star Klay Thompson expected to make season debut on Sunday vs Cavs
sportando.basketball/en/warriors-st…2:46 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Klay Thompson expected back Sunday vs. Cavs, per report, and that’s great news for struggling Warriors offense …
cbssports.com/nba/news/klay-…12:20 AM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Hear why Klay Thompson is the answer to Stephen Curry’s shooting slump.
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-…8:18 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Along with Steph Curry at the top of the Western Conference count in the fan voting, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson appeared in the first round of All-Star votes. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/07/nba…8:02 PM

More on this storyline

Klay Thompson: How I’m pulling up to chase tomorrow, Bill Murray is my spirit animal . IM SO EXCITED TO SEE YALL DUBNATION ! LETS GET IT -via Instagram / January 8, 2022

Ohm Youngmisuk: Steve Kerr on what Klay Thompson looks like so far: “Judging from scrimmages he looks great. He’s Klay Thompson… he just needs reps and we will let it unfold naturally.” -via Twitter @NotoriousOHM / January 8, 2022

Mark Medina: Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he forgot to ask Klay Thompson after practice if he’s playing tomorrow 😂 -via Twitter @MarkG_Medina / January 8, 2022