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Mychal Thompson says Klay has no limp, soreness as ACL rehab continues

Mychal Thompson says Klay has no limp, soreness as ACL rehab continues

As you've been practicing social distancing the last several weeks, have you wondered how Klay Thompson is doing?

Whether you're answer is yes or no, you're about to get an update on the Warriors' All-Star shooting guard.

"He's feeling good. He's working out on his own. He's doing all of his drills. He says he feels good," Klay's father, Mychal, said Monday during a radio appearance on 95.7 The Game. "He walks around without any kind of limp -- no kind of soreness.

"He says he's feeling great and he'll be ready to go at full speed next year."

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That should bring a smile to your face.

At this point in time, unfortunately, nobody knows when "next year" will begin.

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Klay tore his left ACL on June 13 and underwent surgery July 2.

"He’s going to be so ready to play next year and so excited and the rehab is coming along really well," coach Steve Kerr told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic a couple weeks ago. "So I have no doubt that -- assuming everything starts in September and October like it usually does -- that Klay and Steph will be in great shape and ready to roll.

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Steve Kerr issues message to questioning Warriors fans about lineups

Steve Kerr issues message to questioning Warriors fans about lineups

Over Steve Kerr's first five seasons as head coach, the Warriors reached the NBA Finals every year and won three titles.

Despite the unprecedented success, certain corners of the fan base have been vocal (on Twitter mostly) in criticizing some of the eight-time NBA champion's rotations and/or five-man combinations.

Kerr was a guest Wednesday on "The TK Show" podcast with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, and addressed that topic during a conversation about "The Last Dance" documentary on the Chicago Bulls.

"Phil (Jackson) was the guy who was never afraid to play anyone in any situation," Kerr said. "So when Warriors fans are up in arms about the lineup that I throw out there, they should really blame Phil because that's where I learned it. (laughter)."

Now that's some funny stuff right there.

The franchise adopted the "Strength in Numbers" mantra the moment Kerr arrived in May 2014, and the Warriors' depth definitely played a part in the team's incredible success from 2015 to 2019.

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Without diving too deep into it, Dub Nation certainly questioned some of Kerr's decisions in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. But we will leave it at that.

As for Kerr's philosophy, this is what he said back in early May:

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The 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year absolutely is right about this. That dynamic is very powerful and helps build a strong culture.

No coach is perfect. In the end, Warriors fans should trust Kerr's judgment and decision making.

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Warriors GM Bob Myers issues statement on 2019-20 NBA season ending

Warriors GM Bob Myers issues statement on 2019-20 NBA season ending

The Warriors' 2019-20 season officially ended Thursday morning.

Golden State general manager Bob Myers issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:

“We all recognize that there are much more important and pressing issues in our world right now that need to be addressed and corrected. Basketball is secondary at this point. Nonetheless, it is helpful to have a definitive resolution to our season.

"We can now focus our efforts on preparing for the 2020-21 season and, ideally, putting ourselves in position to be a very successful team. In many respects, despite our won-loss record, we had a productive season this year.

"Our rookies gained valuable experience, several of our young veterans showed marked improvement, our injured players progressed in their rehab, and our culture remained strong.”

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The Warriors finished with the worst record in the NBA at 15-50, which guarantees them a top-five pick in the 2020 NBA Draft (now scheduled for Oct. 15).

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery -- which will take place Aug. 25 -- will determine their exact position.

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After five consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, the Dubs will be looking to get back to the top of the mountain after falling hard to the bottom.

"A lot of people saying we can’t win without KD — like we didn’t win without KD already," Draymond Green said on the "All the Smoke" podcast back in April. "Is it gonna be as easy? F--k no. Kevin’s great.

"But with them two guys (Steph Curry and Klay Thompson) I’ve been rolling with ... it can get done. And we gonna get it done.”

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