Klay Thompson ‘would love to get out there’ but says no timetable for return

Kurt Helin

Klay Thompson emphasized two things we already knew — but probably could use a reminder about — when he spoke to the media Tuesday night.

First, he desperately wants to get back on the court again following an ACL tear suffered in last season’s NBA Finals.

Second, he doesn’t know when that is going to happen, or whether it will happen this season. Via Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area:

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“I don’t know what’s going to come this season; I would love to get out there,” he said at halftime of the Warriors’ game against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center…

“It’s a tough part of the season,” he said. “It’s very rare for me not to be grinding through with them. But I’m trying to make sure this type of injury never happens to me again. So, I’ll be very patient because I want to play at a high level until I’m in my late-30s.”

Thompson said his rehab is going “great” and he’s getting on the court and getting up shots daily. However, it’s the Warriors doctors who make the call — Thompson will be reevaluated next month — and Golden State is going to err on the side of caution because the club is thinking about winning next season, not this one.

Thompson will be in the spotlight again this weekend when Washington State retires his jersey. Thompson has had more NBA success than any other player in Cougar history (James Donaldson and Craig Ehlo had good careers, but not Thompson good).

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