At 12-2, the Golden State Warriors presently are the best in the league and made a massive statement on Tuesday with a 117-99 defeat of the Brooklyn Nets.
Performing greatly without star man Klay Thompson makes the Golden State Warriors start all the grander. But the sharpshooting guard's grand return is nearing, and Draymond Green is certain how massive Thompson's return will be for the Warriors.
"We're not expecting him to be Klay Thompson of 2018 right away, but he's worked his ass off." — Warriors on NBCS.
Green said after the Warriors' victory over the Nets, "I mean from a mental standpoint alone, it's huge, I think it also helps with the way other teams view you as well. We're looking forward to getting him back. We know what he brings to the table. We're not expecting him to be Klay Thompson of 2018 right away, but he has worked his ass off. He has worked his ass off for this moment and I'm looking forward to getting him back out there."
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave an update on Klay Thompson before the game in Brooklyn, noting the 5-time All-Star, only recently started playing 5-on-5 of which every Warriors' fan was happy about including several best online casinos.
Kerr said of Thompson's recovery, "Yeah, he played 5-on-5 yesterday and I think he is going to play 5-on-5 tomorrow, I got good reports and he has got to keep going. A two-year absence requires a lot of work. Not just the rehab but the endurance, strength. It's great that he is playing 5-on-5, but that doesn't mean he is going to be ready to step on an NBA floor next week. But he is progressing really well."
After two seasons away from an NBA floor, Klay Thompson is longing to rejoin the GSW and assist them to reclaim their place at the top of the NBA and also play some games at online casinos.
Klay Thompson has heard the heavy criticism about the GSWs' early-campaign success, with some pointing to an easy schedule as a reason to not fully buy that the GSW are back. He is hopeful the doubters keep that same energy all campaign long.
Thompson informed Sports Illustrated Howard Beck, about people believing the Warriors' start is a mirage. "I love it. I love it, I hope people keep doubting us. I saw somebody on the TV the other day talking about, 'The Warriors aren't contenders because they've had a soft schedule.' Buddy, we got the MVP, a Defensive Player of the Year. That kind of disrespect bothers me. We have so many champions, guys who have done it in the highest pressure moments, and you're still gonna question our ability? I love it. But whatever. That's what talking heads are paid to do."
The GSW spent two seasons wandering through the wilderness of the NBA, but eventually are back and Klay Thompson's looming return is adding more juice to a side of champions motivated to keep shut all of their doubters.