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Klay Thompson, Warriors feeding off doubters with return looming

  Klay Thompson, Warriors feeding off doubters with return looming The Warriors have the best record in the NBA but many people are still doubting them, something Klay Thompson and Golden State are feeding off of. It's been a dream start to the 2021-22 season for the Golden State Warriors. Heading into their matchup against a familiar face, Kevin Durant, an d the Nets on Tuesday night, they own the best record in the NBA at 11-2. And they've done all this with Klay Thompson still not on the floor as he continues to recover after missing the last two seasons due to injuries. Despite this, the doubt about the Warriors has been persistent.

Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s return: “We don’t have a target date. What we have is a number of weeks ahead of us where we’re going to for certain let it play out. … I would think that, within a few weeks, we’d be able to sort of get a target date.”

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Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

Kevon Looney: “Klay looked good, especially for someone who’s been out that long. … We’re excited to see him get back.” – 4:09 PM Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews

Gary Payton II was limited in practice today and is QUESTIONABLE for tomorrow. Andre Iguodala didn’t practice, but told Kerr the swelling in his knee has gone down. He’s OUT tomorrow. Hopes to get some on-court work in the coming days. – 4:00 PM Kerith Burke @KerithBurke

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James Wiseman update, per Kerr: “Doing fine, nothing structural.” Doing 1×1, 2×2, drill work. Not scrimaging yet. Kerr said meniscus recovery is not linear. – 4:00 PM Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba

Gary Payton II is questionable for tomorrow, and Andre Iguodala is out for tomorrow’s game against the Sixers, per Steve Kerr. – 4:00 PM Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire

After missing two seasons due to injuries, Klay Thompson has reportedly been cleared to fully return to Warriors practices and could debut by the week of Christmas. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/21/rep…4:00 PM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Kerr says Iguodala will not play tomorrow vs. Sixers because of ongoing knee soreness — but the good news for the Warriors is Iguodala told Kerr “he’s feeling a lot better.”

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GP2 is questionable vs. Sixers. – 3:59 PM Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

Klay Thompson excited to join first-place Warriors soon: 'I'm more motivated than ever'

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GPII was limited in practice today. Iguodala sat out practice, but told Kerr’s he’s feeling “a lot better.” GPII is questionable for tomorrow. Iguodala is out for tomorrow. – 3:58 PM Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

Andre Iguodala didn’t practice, but swelling in his knee is down. Kerr said he should be getting work on the court in the next few days. He’s out vs Sixers tomorrow. Kerr termed Gary Payton II as questionable. – 3:58 PM Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS

One sign of Draymond Green’s renewed dedication: He was lifting in the weight room 5 minutes after the game on Sunday, per Warriors coach Steve Kerr – 3:53 PM Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS

Asst coach Kenny Atkinson remains out with an unspecified leg injury but did join Warriors’ coaches meeting Monday for the first time in a couple weeks, per Steve Kerr. – 3:50 PM Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

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  The Warriors Have Announce Big Klay Thompson News The Golden State Warriors have been patiently waiting for Klay Thompson to get back up to speed and make his 2021-22 season debut. The organization took another step on Sunday to signal that the five-time All-Star is moving in the right direction. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Anthony Slater, the Warriors have assigned Thompson […] The post The Warriors Have Announce Big Klay Thompson News appeared first on The Spun.

Steve Kerr on whether he’s thinking about how to fold Klay Thompson back into the lineup: “We’ll figure that out when the time comes. Right now, we’re just preparing to try to win the game tomorrow.” – 3:50 PM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Kerr says that Wiseman still hasn’t been fully cleared for scrimmaging. It remains unclear when he’ll be able to return. Kerr says there’s nothing wrong with the knee structurally — they’re just being patient as Wiseman continues rehab from meniscus tear. – 3:49 PM Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

Kenny Atkinson was in the Warriors’ coaching meeting this morning. First one he has been able to attend. Steve Kerr said he’s in contact with Atkinson on a daily basis. He will now be in more meetings. But not physically ready to be full time back in the building. – 3:49 PM Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews

Klay did everything in practice today and participated in a 5-on-5 scrimmage yesterday. Right now, the Warriors’ main focus is ramping up his strength and endurance. – 3:48 PM Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

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  Warriors fans should be overjoyed about latest Klay Thompson scrimmage video Warriors fans are awaiting the return of Klay Thompson but they should be excited by what he's doing while rehabbing with G-League Santa Cruz. While the Golden State Warriors are looking like one of the NBA's elite once again after some pedestrian years by their measure, the franchise a lso has an ace in the hole: Klay Thompson. Steph Curry has been playing at an MVP level this season and all of the complimentary pieces have fallen into place beautifully. But Thompson, who has missed the last two years due to injuries, is inching closer to his return, which would obviously reunite the Splash Brothers at long last on the court.

Steve Kerr on Kenny Atkinson: “He’s been cleared to come to our meetings. Hopefully, before too long, he’ll be cleared to come to our practices as well. … I talk to him everyday. He sends me texts with his thoughts.” – 3:48 PM Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

Four pressing questions facing Klay Thompson and Warriors ahead of sharpshooter's return

  Four pressing questions facing Klay Thompson and Warriors ahead of sharpshooter's return The Warriors have one of the best records in the NBA without Klay Thompson. How good are they going to be when he returns?A whole lot richer.

Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson: “Especially early when he’s scrimmaging, he’s knocking down shots. … But you can see fatigue setting in much earlier than he would in a month, two months.” – 3:47 PM Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews

Steve Kerr says the Warriors don’t have a target date set for Klay Thompson’s return yet. But they hope to figure it out over the next few weeks. – 3:47 PM Kerith Burke @KerithBurke

Per Kerr: Klay Thompson is scrimmaging 5×5 and going “full bore.” His Achilles is structurally sound, no ill effects. Right now is about building strength and endurance. There is no target date for his return. – 3:45 PM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Kerr says the organization has no target date for Klay’s return. It’s all a matter of when Klay thinks — and the training staff thinks — he’s ready to play. – 3:45 PM Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba

Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s injury update: “When I said I don’t know where that came from, I was referring to when he was coming back…I probably just anticipated a question that didn’t come, so that’s my fault. I just wanted to make sure everybody was on the same page.” – 3:44 PM Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

Here is an update on James Wiseman from Steve Kerr. Still not cleared for scrimmaging. They’re waiting on that final clearance from Rick Celebrini. pic.twitter.com/J6jXLQpk303:44 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s return: “We don’t have a target date. What we have is a number of weeks ahead of us where we’re going to for certain let it play out. … I would think that, within a few weeks, we’d be able to sort of get a target date.” – 3:44 PM Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

James Wiseman is doing 2-on-2 work, but has yet to get cleared for scrimmaging.

“We’re just trying to be patient and do the best thing we can for James,” Steve Kerr said. – 3:41 PM Kerith Burke @KerithBurke

Klay Thompson in the #77 jersey at practice. pic.twitter.com/FzQsLkrsWD3:31 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

Steve Kerr: “You have internal leaders like Bjelica and Otto who have been around. You have Draymond ripping into guys. You have Steph putting his arm around them. Andre’s making a cryptic comment. It just feels like the hierarchy is in a good place.” theathletic.com/2939010/2021/1…12:31 PM Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

???? Should the rookies play more?

???? How Klay can help Steph

???? Jordan Poole’s ceiling

???? Draymond’s love for the game

New Locked On #Warriors

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  Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson: We don't have a target return date yet © Provided by HoopsHype Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

How do the Warriors have the NBA’s #1 statistical defense in the last half-decade?

I spent the last road trip asking around. Interviews with Steve Kerr, Draymond Green and more. theathletic.com/2939010/2021/1…10:12 AM Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire

After missing two seasons due to injuries, Klay Thompson has reportedly been cleared to fully return to Warriors practices and could debut by the week of Christmas. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/21/rep…10:00 PM

More on this storyline

Nick Friedell: Klay, rocking the 77 jersey, getting some shots up after practice. pic.twitter.com/zoeLDJag9O -via Twitter @NickFriedell / November 23, 2021 Connor Letourneau: The Warriors brought in some people to scrimmage with Klay Thompson yesterday. “He looks good,” Kerr said. “…It’s just a matter of building strength and endurance, especially the endurance part. It just takes time.” -via Twitter @Con_Chron / November 23, 2021 Nick Friedell: Kerr on Klay: “He looks good … Klay is just so happy to be out there playing, competing.” Kerr says Klay did everything at practice today and it’s just a matter of building up Klay’s strength and endurance now. -via Twitter @NickFriedell / November 23, 2021

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