Klay Thompson suffers torn ACL as Warriors face tough off-season

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Klay Thompson has reportedly suffered a torn ACL during the Golden State Warriors’ 110-114 loss to eventual champion Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Capping off a devastating week for the now former champions, Thompson joins teammate Kevin Durant at the top of the injury list after blowing out his knee on a dunk attempt with 2:22 left in the 3rd quarter of Game 6.

The Warriors still nearly survived in the endgame to force Game 7, but the losses were just too much for Golden State to match up against the Raptors’ offensive artillery. 

Even if Warriors are able to keep Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant in free agency, it'll be a fight to reach playoffs in the Western Conference. Thompson's ACL rehab could take him into February or March -- and Durant likely misses entire season. Devastating turn of events. https://t.co/xKXayv9p34 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 14, 2019

Just two days prior, Durant got surgery for a ruptured Achilles and like Thompson, is now expected to miss the entirety of next season. 

The Warriors now head to a difficult off-season with a lot of decisions to make as Thompson, Durant and DeMarcus Cousins are all lined up for big paydays as 2019 free agents. – Rappler.com