SAN FRANCISCO – Klay Thompson is in doubt starting the Golden State Warriors game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, head coach Steve Kerr said Monday.
Thompson was a late scratch in Sunday’s game with a change to his surgically repaired left knee. He didn’t practice with the team on Monday, Kerr said.
Before the Warriors won over the Utah Jazz on Sunday, Kerr said Thompson was past the day and the knee pain was “nothing serious.” Thompson was sidelined after experiencing discomfort in his left knee during pre-match practice.
Thompson has played six games since he returned to the team. The 31-year-old had to undergo surgery for ACL and Achilles tears kept him out of the NBA for 941 days.
Thompson has had a minute limit, which has increased from 18 minutes per game to 24 most recently. He doesn’t play games these days to help with load management.
Still looking for his firing tempo, one half of the Splash Brothers duo is shooting 30% from three – a far cry from the 40% career mark he held before tearing his ACL net in the Game 6 of the 2019 Finals. Thompson is hitting 37% of the net, averaging nearly 3 rebounds per game and 2 assists. He averages 14.7 points per game and hasn’t played since the Warriors’ extra-time loss to the Indiana Pacers, sitting out their next game against the Houston Rockets head-to-head.
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