Klay Thompson Prepares For ‘Big Year’ After Sporadic Comeback

Kerr: Clay prepares for ‘big year’ after ‘underestimated’ Finals series Originally appeared NBC Sports Bayara

Klay Thompson He’s approaching his twelfth NBA season, but somehow it feels like a fresh start.

After a prodigy’s comeback from a two-year hiatus turned into another championship win, it’s clear that Thompson’s unique comeback story is just beginning.

And the the Warriors Coach Steve Kerr I can’t wait for this next chapter.

“He had to overcome a lot not just physically, but the devastation of being sidelined for two years in a row. Really, two and a half years,” Kerr told reporters on Thursday. “I was very impressed with his defense in the finals. This was kind of part of that series as the series went on, it just got better and better. It has become more and more physical.

“[He] He was able to stay in front of their big guns and contribute so much to our defense that he seemed to me like the old Clay in this respect. Because this has always been something that people don’t notice much about because he’s a great shooter but when he’s at his best he’s a great two-way player. And so it was very interesting to see him go back to that point and have a lot of fun there.”

After his highly anticipated January 9 comeback, Thompson went on to play in 32 regular season games and then all 22 post-season fights that led to his fourth NBA title in eight years.

She was a rude wake-up call to anyone and everyone who slept on Thompson and the rest of the Big Three Warriors in Steve Curry and Draymond Green.

Thompson’s averages were a reflection of his inconsistency, but what doesn’t show on paper is the most promising for the 32-year-old who has brought a high-intensity defense and next-level energy to the hardwood every chance he’s got to advance he-she.

expect care A whole summer away from the clinic This is exactly what Thompson needs to update and refuel for next season.

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“He had a great summer,” Kerr said. “I think peace of mind is back now, playing at that high level, winning the championship and then having the summer without having to rehab all the time.” “He’s in a great place mentally and spiritually. He’s really happy. I think he’ll be – I know he’s going to be in good shape emotionally when he comes to camp, but I think our coaching staff has told him over and over again over the last year that he’s going to be better this year than he has been. The second half of last year only because of the nature of the injury and rehabilitation.

“So I expect it to be a big year and be more consistent. I thought it showed it was still the same last year, but it was more choppy. I think it’s going to be more consistent this year. I think we’re all expecting the who-that.”

After the unforgettable Bahamas and A screaming summer full of beerThompson is more willing than ever to continue writing that story as the 2022-23 NBA season approaches.

Get ready to turn the page.

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