Bad luck has been primed with Klay Thompson, one of the mainstays of Golden State Warriors. The bodyguard, one of the best partners of Stephen Curry, he will miss the entire 2020/21 season due to a torn Achilles tendon in his right foot during one of the individual workouts he was doing.
It will be the second campaign that the team trained by Steve Kerr He will not be able to count on him, as he missed all of last year due to a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 2019 finals against Toronto Raptors.
Thompson’s absence was key to the team’s evolution last season. Without him and without Curry, who missed a fair amount of games with a hand injury, Golden State he only won 15 games, with very low statistics and hardly any chance of even reaching the playoffs.
The contribution of the guard is key for the team, with a average of 19.5 points per game in the eight seasons he has been in the NBA and a lethal outside game, with 41.9% of triples.
Thompson’s injury and, in part, that of a Curry who has not yet started again have forced Golden State to reconfigure itself for the future. To a large extent, your performance this season will depend on whether your bet on James Wiseman, No. 2 in the draft, goes well. 19-year-old center, physically strong and with a good wrist, wants to be the benchmark in attack from the first moment, although his youth still invites it to be a medium or long-term project.