Klay Thompson finally returned to the Warriors' practice court last Friday during the team's third minicamp workout.
Golden State scrimmaged Saturday and again Monday. But the three-time NBA champion did not participate in the 5-on-5 sessions.
"He did everything else in practice," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters Monday afternoon. "But when we started to scrimmage -- a short-burst series of quick games -- he went over with LB [Leandro Barbosa].
"We're trying to get him more 1-on-1 work and specific work to the rehabilitation process that exists for an ACL. Even though the ligament is fully healed -- because he hasn't played 5-on-5 -- you just gotta work on certain muscles [and] certain movements.
"So, we're taking it really slow with Klay. He's basically taking part in all of practice other than the scrimmage. We're doing other drills that are live -- 5-on-5 -- more of a controlled scrimmage that he took part in."
The Warriors' voluntary minicamp runs through Wednesday, Oct. 6, and it sure sounds like Thompson will be kept on the sideline whenever a 5-on-5 fullcourt session takes place.
Kerr fully understands that with the 2020-21 NBA season most likely not starting until January at the earliest, there is no reason to rush the five-time All-Star.
"It's not crucial," Kerr said. "The season is several months away at least. Klay is gonna get plenty of 5-on-5 in the weeks and months that lead up [to the start of next season]."
Thompson -- who turned 30 years old in February -- averaged 21.5 points during the 2018-19 season, and was named second-team All-Defense for the first time in his career.
Before tearing his left ACL late in the third quarter of Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Thompson was averaging 26.0 points on 58.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc.