Saturday, July 24

Klay Thompson injury: Warriors replacement options – The Athletic

At some point, Klay Thompson will be back on a basketball court.

“He will be back and 100 percent,” his agent, Greg Lawrence of Wasserman, texted Thursday, after official word came that Thompson had torn his Achilles’ Wednesday.

The problem is that the Warriors have a season to play between now and then, and they pretty quickly have another after that. And there is the little matter of Steph Curry being 32 years old, and two seasons away from free agency. Despite his agent’s assurances, Thompson will be 31 when he comes back and carrying surgery scars on both legs. Much as we saw this train coming with James Harden in Houston recently, the Warriors now are at a critical juncture as well. If this ship starts taking on water, is it crazy to think Curry could look for greener pastures too?

We’ll get to that big, crazy stuff in a moment. Let’s go back to the present tense for a minute. In the short term, the Warriors have two…

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