Klay Thompson was one of the NBA’s top shooters from his recent injuries. In fact, he was one of the best marksmen in league history.
After tearing his ACL and undergoing rigorous rehab in the 2019 NBA Finals, Thompson suffered an Achilles tendon rupture while training back on the court ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Thompson recently told NBC Bay Area that he takes his rehab as seriously as ever, with the long-term mindset.
“It kills me every day, but I plan to play long and I don’t want this rehab to break down.”
While Thompson didn’t necessarily rush back from his original injury, it’s great to see he’s even more cautious this time around. While he’s unlikely to play at all during the current season, if he’s completely healthy he should be able to add a lot into the next season and beyond.
In the 2018-19 season, when Thompson was last healthy, he averaged 21.5 points per game while shooting .402 from a distance.