Klay Thompson tears Achilles out for the 2020-21 season

Update — The Golden State Warriors received some bad news today, All-Star Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon and will miss the entire 2020-21 season.  Tough news for the organization and the Bay Area.  Thompson a fan favorite was already coming back from an injury last season.

Last year Thompson missed the entire season when he tore his ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.  Thompson has been working out for months preparing for the start of the season which begins December 22nd.

Now, he’ll have another year to recover from his current injury.  A key component to the Warriors big three which include Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.  Golden State finished last season 15-50 and was the worst team in the Western Conference.  The team was also without Curry most of last season due to an ankle injury and a broken left hand.

Photo by Twitter/Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors selected big man James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.  Wiseman played under head coach and former NBA Star Penny Hardaway at Memphis.  He’s a gifted center that’s dominant in the paint.  He’s exactly what the Warriors need and will be a perfect fit in their type of offense.  

Wiseman was one of the top prospects coming into the Draft, he stands 7’1 and has shown great defensive ability around the rim.  He will be a great asset to a team that already has the best offensive shooters in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Golden State also selected Niccolo Mannion with the overall 48th pick.  


Injury Report – According to ESPN analyst Adrian Wojnarowski and multiple reports, Klay Thompson suffered an apparent lower leg injury while playing in a pick-up game in Los Angeles.  He will undergo a MRI tomorrow morning to further determine his injury.

Photo by Twitter/Golden State Warriors

Malaika Bobino

Malaika Bobino, an Oakland, California native, is a Bay Area sports journalism powerhouse and influencer. With nearly two decades of experience at both the Oakland Post and the Huffington Post, she is always on the front lines of the iconic Bay Area sports scene. Bobino covered the Oakland A’s postseason trips, all three of the San Francisco Giants World Series, was present for all three Golden State Warriors three NBA Championships and covered the 49ers last two Super Bowl appearances

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