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Watch healthy Klay hammer emphatic dunk at Warriors practice

Warriors

Do you want to see footage of Klay Thompson during practice driving to the basket and throwing down a dunk?

Of course you do.

And the Warriors fortunately provided that video for fans Wednesday morning.

Looking healthy, Klay.

The three-time NBA champion missed the entire 2019-20 season after tearing his left ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

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Thompson did not take the floor for the first two Golden State minicamp practices last week, but has been participating since last Friday.

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"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 five-time All-Star -- who turned 30 years old in February -- registered a career-high 24 dunks during the 2018-19 season.

 

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