The Golden State Warriors need all hands on deck right now.
With Stephen Curry out at least through the All-Star break, the reigning champions need all players to step up and hold down the fort until their MVP is back to full strength.
Needless to say, that means there will be plenty of pressure on Klay Thompson to be at his best, as he and Jordan Poole are now the best offensive players on the roster.
Notably, Thompson has been held out of the backend of back-to-backs throughout the whole season, as he’s still working his way back to 100% form after two major injuries.
However, that may no longer be the case going forward, as coach Steve Kerr recently admitted that he hopes Thompson to be available for Tuesday’s night game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.
Steve Kerr hopes Klay will be able to play in tomorrow's game against the Clippers pic.twitter.com/WGye6JQ74V
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 14, 2023
The coach explained that the setting is ideal for Thompson to play, as they’re not traveling across time zones, and Los Angeles is just a short flight away from San Francisco.
Thompson has been largely responsible for the Dynasty’s success, as they couldn’t even make the playoffs in the two seasons he was out with injuries.
His gritty defense and unmatched shot-making ability make him a deadly combo next to either Curry or Poole, as both draw plenty of defensive attention and he can make the most of the wide-open shots he gets.
So, hopefully, he’ll be able to be on the floor without any setbacks, as his team cannot afford to drop any more games with the playoffs in sight.NEXT: Steve Kerr Explains Why James Wiseman Didn't Work Out