Klay Thompson targeting January for comeback

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Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Golden State and Klay Thompson are targeting January for a return to the NBA on a home date — with key targets including January 9 vs. Cleveland and January 18 vs. Detroit. January 3 vs. Miami hasn’t been ruled out, but is considered less likely.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: Golden State and Klay Thompson are targeting January for a return to the NBA on a home date — with key targets including January 9 vs. Cleveland and January 18 vs. Detroit. January 3 vs. Miami hasn’t been ruled out, but is considered less likely. – 6:40 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Klay Thompson back for #Suns-#Warriors on #Christmas Day? pic.twitter.com/nkj1A6nfRy2:11 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Warriors just announced that Klay Thompson’s timeline is on schedule following a “successful rehab assignment” with Santa Cruz on Wednesday.
“His return date will be announced when finalized and available,” the team says. – 2:04 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Klay Thompson completed a successful rehab assignment with Santa Cruz, the Warriors say. The final stages of his return to play will be conducted with the Warriors. No return date has been announced yet. – 2:01 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
The Warriors reportedly don’t plan for Klay Thompson to make his highly-anticipated return from injury before Dec. 28. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/16/rep…1:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Seeing Dario Saric on bench, crazy #Suns are 22-5, been up 22 on Wiz and he’s been out all year.
Ayton 8 games. Booker 7.
Other teams w/o superstars. Kawhi with Clippers.
Murray, Porter Jr. in Denver.
Klay still out for Warriors.
LeBron missed time. Doncic, too, but 22-5? – 10:35 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
We left at 1:45 PM to take our daughter to soccer. We got home at 7 PM. NBA news during that time:
-Zion out 4-6
-No Klay on Xmas
-LA signs IT
-LA protocols
-Okoro protocols
-Portis protocols
-Windy City out of Showcase
-Parker protocols
-Kings protocols
1 good story in there. – 8:40 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Klay Thompson return will be after Christmas nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/16/rep…6:01 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
The latest on Klay Thompson, who won’t return until Dec. 28 — at the earliest: sfchronicle.com//sports/warrio…4:00 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Warriors do not plan for Klay Thompson to debut on either Dec. 20 or Dec. 23 home games, sources tell me and @Anthony Slater. Thompson won’t come back on Christmas. So earliest possible return would be Dec. 28 — with Thompson ramping up conditioning over next couple weeks. – 3:19 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Golden State Warriors say they have recalled guard Klay Thompson and center James Wiseman from the team’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. The duo practiced with the team in Santa Cruz this week. – 7:20 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Warriors have recalled Klay Thompson and James Wiseman from Santa Cruz. – 7:16 PM

Howard Beck @HowardBeck
Before departing the Garden on this historic, emotional night, @Stephen Curry got a congratulatory cigar and a hug from ace NBAE documentarian (and uncle of Klay) Andy Thompson. pic.twitter.com/S72S4q5a4J11:39 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green: “The only thing missing was Klay not being here.” pic.twitter.com/yU6Ic6pleV10:34 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green said that the only thing he’d change about tonight was Klay Thompson not being here. – 10:33 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Draymond:”I think the only thing missing for me is Klay not being here.” – 10:32 PM

Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Only regret is Klay Thompson couldn’t be there for the celebratory moment. He’s a big part of the record achievement. But they’ll have their moment, you can bet. And Klay will have his, too, before long. Maybe before Christmas. – 8:08 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
“My backcourt,” @Mark Jackson told me on Jan. 6, 2014, reiterating what he’d told other reporters earlier in the season about Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson, “is the best-shooting backcourt tandem in the history of the game. And it’s not even close.” – 8:05 PM

Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
Love seeing Draymond be the first to embrace Steph like that, knowing they did that together. Along with Klay, all etched in history together. – 8:01 PM

Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
Reminder that @Mark Jackson got laughed at for calling @Stephen Curry & @KlayThompson the greatest shooting backcourt of all-time.
Who’s laughing now? – 7:57 PM

More on this storyline

Kerith Burke: On Klay Thompson’s chances of another G League stint before making his debut this season, Steve Kerr said, “If we deem that’s the best place for him to get a scrimmage in, that’ll happen again.” -via Twitter @KerithBurke / December 17, 2021

Marc J. Spears: The Warriors say Klay Thompson‘a recovery timeline remains on-schedule. Final stages of his preparation for return-to-play will be conducted with the Warriors. The Warriors say his return date will be announced when finalized and available. -via Twitter @MarcJSpears / December 17, 2021

Anthony Slater: The Warriors don’t plan for Klay Thompson’s return on either the Dec 20th or 23rd home games, sources tell me and @Shams Charania. He won’t come back on Christmas. So earliest possible Klay return would be Dec 28th. Still ramping up his conditioning over next couple weeks. -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / December 16, 2021