OAKLAND -- Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston are expected to play Friday night against the Nuggets, Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced Thursday afternoon.
Thompson, who injured his knee in last week's loss to the Magic, underwent an MRI Monday that revealed no damage. In Thompson's absence, Golden State suffered a 128-95 loss to the Celtics Tuesday night, the team's worst home loss under coach Kerr. Livingston also missed Tuesday's game with neck spasms.
Both players went through a full practice Thursday afternoon, with Thompson looking spry in a post-practice one-on-one game against Jordan Bell.
Kevon Looney, who's missed the last two games with pelvic soreness, is also expected to return to the lineup Friday. Following Thursday's practice, Looney said his absence was a precautionary measure by the training staff after he began feeling soreness in recent weeks, but that the injury has improved.
"I'm feeling good," Looney said. "I had a couple of good days of rehab and I'm feeling much better and I feel ready to play."
Oh no! Steph Curry got in a sparring match.
Just kidding. But the Warriors superstar did have a fake fight with legendary boxer Canelo Álvarez as the two participated in the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe while waiting for a practice round.
Canelo made Curry look the least athletic he probably has ever looked -- and that’s saying something.
Canelo swiped from the left side at Steph and he couldn’t believe it.
“You’re supposed to move, dude,” somebody shouted as Steph laughed.
Canelo has just one loss across his career with 53 wins in 56 fights -- 36 of those wins were by knockout. That’s probably why he’s dubbed the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec.
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Glad it’s Steph and not me.
Don’t worry, nobody was hurt in the making of this Instagram story.
The Warriors need to bolster their frontcourt this offseason.
They could do just that through the NBA draft, free agency or both.
Last week, Grant Liffmann listed some possible "under-the-radar" free-agents the front office could target. And Monte Poole, Kerith Burke, Liffmann and yours truly discussed those options this week on the latest "Warriors Roundtable."
It's very possible that general manager Bob Myers and his staff make it a priority to sign a player (or two) who is a threat from deep.
The plan was for Kevon Looney to add the 3-point shot to his game last year, but injuries derailed his season.
Marquese Chriss averaged 2.7 3-point attempts per game over his first two NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns, but just shot 39 3s over 59 games with the Dubs in 2019-20 (he made eight).
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And Draymond Green -- who might end up playing more center in 2020-21 -- has not shot the ball consistently well from beyond the arc the last four regular seasons.
To see which big men the Warriors might be interested in adding this October, watch the full conversation above.
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