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No one knows when Klay Thompson will step on the court for the Warriors again.

Not even the Golden State star.

In an interview with ESPN's Cari Champion, Thompson wouldn't put a timeframe on his return.

"I don't want to rush it because I want to play until I'm 38, 39, 40 years old," Thompson said. "That's my plan, especially with the way I can shoot the ball. I'd love to see the floor this season. Don't know when that is. I doubt it's before the All-Star break. But at some point, it will be a goal of mine."

Thompson tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13 and underwent surgery on July 2.

The 2019-20 NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 16 in Chicago. The All-Star break would be at the 7 1/2-month mark since Thompson's surgery.

"I know the ACL is a 10-to-12 month injury but if I keep working hard, hopefully, I'll be on the front end of that," Thompson said.

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Ten months would put Thompson's return at some point in April and 12 months obviously would keep him out for the entire 2019-20 season.

The Warriors and their fans are hoping Thompson can return in late February or early March, giving him enough time to get into game shape before the playoffs start.