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PASPN Mock GM 2021: Klay Thompson Contract Status, Stats, Schedule, News
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Rights: gswCur. Sal.: $37.98M
Agent: SuperAgentExp: 7-9 years
FA Tier: 1 Age: 31
FBPPG:  Inj: OFS - Right Achilles Surgery - OFS
Desired Salary: Between $2.04M and $35.51M
Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract
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 Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Thompson (Achilles) will continue to take part in 5-on-5 scrimmaging until the team returns from its road trip following Tuesday's game in Phoenix, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.

The Scoop:Kerr's update represents no change from Thompson's recent activity, but it's at least encouraging that the 31-year-old continues to avoid setbacks as he works to regain conditioning following a two-and-a-half-year layoff from NBA action. While Golden State hasn't placed a firm target date on Thompson's 2021-22 debut, recent reports have suggested that he's on pace to suit up for the Warriors shortly before Christmas Day. He'll likely be restricted to around 18-to-22-minute appearances once he's cleared, though he should have his playing time gradually pushed up when the injury is further in the rear-view mirror.
 Nov 28 7:15 ET -

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Klay Thompson: Scrimmages, goes through practice
Thompson (Achilles) took part in a scrimmage Monday and went through a full practice Tuesday, Evan Webeck of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Scoop: While the Warriors have been careful to avoid handing down an official return timetable, all indications are that Thompson continues to progress and is in the final stages of his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon. At this point, he's no longer facing any limitations, so it's likely a matter of building back strength in his lower body and working on his conditioning. All along, the belief is that Thompson has been targeting a return around Christmas, but it's possible he could be back on the floor in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Thompson has not played in an NBA game since the 2019 Finals against Toronto, when he tore his ACL. He subsequently tore the Achilles tendon in November of 2020 while working out prior to the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
Nov 23 10:14 ET
Klay Thompson: Cleared for full practice
Thompson (Achilles) was cleared Sunday to resume participating fully in all future Warriors practices, and he's now trending toward making his season debut about a week before Golden State's Christmas Day game in Phoenix, Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic report.

The Scoop: Christmas Day has always been the target date for Thompson to make his first appearance in a game since the 2019 NBA Finals, but the Warriors are seemingly comfortable pushing the shooting guard's timeline up a few days after he recently checked out fine following a week of 5-on-5 scrimmaging. While the Warriors' practices tend to be lighter in intensity during the regular season, the upcoming sessions should be vital in Thompson building up his conditioning and regaining comfort on the court following his June 2019 surgery to repair a torn left ACL and November 2020 procedure to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon. Whenever Thompson is cleared to make his 2021-22 debut, he's expected to be limited to around 18-to-22-minute appearances initially, and likely, some restrictions during back-to-back sets. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has said that Thompson won't make his season debut in a road game, so the team's Dec. 20 matchup with the Kings could be the new target date for the 31-year-old to rejoin the lineup.
Nov 21 5:56 ET
Klay Thompson: Cleared for contact
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday that Thompson (Achilles) has been cleared for contact work and began taking in 5-on-5 drills Monday, Kendra Andrews of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The Scoop: Thompson continues to ramp back up from Achilles surgery and is believed to be trending toward making his season debut Christmas Day, though his timeline could certainly change in the next five weeks. Before the Warriors officially zero in on a target date for Thompson to play, the team will presumably want to see how his Achilles responds to regular practice activity. Whenever he's cleared to debut, Thompson will likely sit out one half of back-to-back sets and play on a minutes restriction for several contests.
Nov 17 3:34 ET
Klay Thompson: Eyeing late-December return
Thompson (Achilles) is nearing a return to 5-on-5 work in practice and is estimated to be about 5-to-6 weeks away from making his season debut, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports.

The Scoop: Thompson's recovery continues to be on schedule, as it was reported in August that the team was anticipating a return on Christmas Day. Thompson's last appearance was in the 2019 NBA Finals, where he tore his ACL. He then tore his Achilles while in recovery. Once the sharpshooter is cleared to play, he'll presumably be on a minutes limit that could last a while. The 11-1 Warriors sit atop the Western Conference standings, so there's no need for the team to rush Thompson back into a full workload before he's completely ready.
Nov 13 9:44 ET

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