Klay Thompson to travel with Warriors for first time this season, per source

Klay Thompson will travel with the team when the Warriors begin their four-game trip through Dallas and San Antonio on Wednesday, a team source told the Bay Area News Group.



Injured Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson sits on the sideline during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


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Injured Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson sits on the sideline during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

This will mark the first time all season that Thompson will travel with the team for a road game. Thompson is out for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon that he suffered during a workout in Los Angeles in November.

The Warriors (11-10) will play the Mavericks on Thursday and Saturday before heading to San Antonio to play two games against the Spurs.

After starting his rehabilitation process in Southern California, Thompson has been with the team the last few weeks and has been seated behind the Warriors’ bench in recent home games at Chase Center.

Thompson, still in a walking boot as of Monday, said he will begin mobility work for his right ankle soon.

Thompson, 30, has yet to play for the Warriors since he suffered a torn right ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 Finals. That summer, he signed a five-year, $189.9 million contract. Dating back to last season, Golden State is 26-60 in his absence.

The Warriors hope and expect to return to championship contention next season with Thompson back in the fold alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and relative newcomers Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman, with whom Thompson has not yet played.

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