The Golden State Warriors can breathe a sigh of relief, as the MRI on Klay Thompson’s right knee was clean. Thompson hit his knee during Thursday’s game against the Orlando Magic, and sat out of Saturday’s contest against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He had an MRI when the team returned to Oakland, and thankfully all was well. He will be day-to-day as he tests the range of motion.
Thompson is expected to be day-to-day with a return based on how quickly he regains range of motion in his knee, league sources said. https://t.co/VmxG2xu1n9— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 4, 2019
The Warriors will likely take it slowly with Thompson, as they can afford to be cautious. Golden State is playing for the playoffs, not for the regular season, and will surely not bring Thompson back into the lineup until he’s fully ready to go.
Thompson has been playing exceptionally well lately, and has rebounded strongly after a slow start to the season. On the year, he’s averaging 22.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, while shooting 39.6% from three-point range.