The 2020 NBA Draft for a few moments was briefly overshadowed with news that Klay Thompson will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles injury.
Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson suffered a lower leg injury on Wednesday that was feared to be serious, and tests have unfortunately confirmed the worst.
Thompson suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the entire 2020-21 season, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Simply put, the injury luck could not get much worse for Thompson. He had been working his way back from a torn ACL that cost him all of the 2019-20 season, and he will now miss at least two consecutive years.
Thompson’s torn ACL was to his left knee and the torn Achilles is to his right.
The Warriors signed Thompson to a huge contract last year despite the torn ACL. He has four years and around $157 million left on the deal.
Thompson had made five consecutive All-Star games prior to missing last season. He was expected to have a more important role with Golden State after Kevin Durant left in free agency. He missed the entire year and Stephen Curry just played in five games, which turned the Warriors into one of the worst teams in the NBA.
With the Warriors drafting 7-foot big-man James Wiseman with their number #2 pick, one would suggest that they missed an opportunity to fill a hole at the SG position, many seem to have forgotten about Andrew Wiggins who could easily play the two-guard position which would give Golden State length and consistent scoring at that position.
Even with Klay Thompson’s departure for the upcoming season, GSW will still have a squad that will be very competitive to say the least.