Warriors star Thompson set to return today (Monday, Philippine time) vs Cavs

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SAN FRANCISCO— Klay Thompson practically danced in delight. He dribbled through his legs a half-dozen times one day last week, then hopped on both feet to complete two circles all while triumphantly raising his right hand high in the air to acknowledge his cheering supporters.

Thompson is back to basketball at long last.

Stephen Curry’s Splash Brother has been medically cleared and is scheduled to play in a game for the first time in more than two and a half years Monday (PH time) against Cleveland following two devastating injuries.

The 31-year-old Thompson hasn’t played since suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals as Toronto clinched the championship. While rehabbing from surgery for that injury, he tore his right Achilles tendon scrimmaging on his own in November 2020.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has said Thompson is “in a great place, mentally, spiritually, physically.”

“I’m worried about him just enjoying playing basketball again,” Curry said. “The narratives and the impact will take place accordingly, and as he gets more and more comfortable every game he plays he’ll take us to another level.” (AP)

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