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Klay Thompson returns to practice for Warriors

Klay Thompson returns to practice for Warriors

Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson participated Friday in his first full practice since tearing his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. It had been 470 days since Thompson's injury and his return was a welcome sight for coaches and teammates who missed having him around.

"It was great to have him out on the floor, in the locker room," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said during a video call with reporters. "Just his presence alone gave us a jolt of energy and excitement. Practice went well. This is the first practice coming off an ACL injury and a year and a half absence so I didn't expect him to be in top shape, in top form, and he was not, but he moved well and it's a good first step."

Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

ANALYSIS: Although the Warriors are missing Steph Curry and Draymond Green at Golden State's voluntary practices (personal reasons), they did get some encouraging news as Klay Thompson returned to the court. The Warriors will look to return to their championship ways next season as Curry, Green, and Thompson are all expected to be fully healthy for the start of next year. Not to mention Golden State also holds the second pick in the 2020 NBA draft.

Updates on Klay Thompson's progress should be expected going forward. 

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