Klay Thompson's Rehab Going Well, as He's ‘putting Up Lots of Jumpers'

There was very little for Warriors fans to get excited about in Thursday night's season-opening loss to the Clippers.

LA scored the first 14 points of the game, and made easy work of the Warriors in a 141-122 beatdown.

What good news there was came at halftime, when Klay Thompson joined the TNT booth and gave an update on his ongoing rehab from a torn ACL.

"Well, I feel great, personally, at this stage in the rehab," Thompson said. "I started jogging, running, putting up a lot of jumpers -- which are going in at a high rate still, so that's a good sign."

Golden State is taking it slowly with its All-Star shooting guard, and Thompson is falling in line.

"The hardest part is just staying patient," he said. "I see these guys out here competing, and as a competitor, I want to be out there so badly. But the hardest part is that you can't skip any steps, so I don't want to rush back to try to go to a sixth straight Finals if I'm not 100 percent because our window to win another championship is open for the next five, six years."

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All right. The rehab is coming along well, and the championship window still is open. That ought to make Warriors fans feel a little better, as will Thompson's thoughts on some of the younger players on the roster.

"I did a shooting drill with Jordan Poole yesterday -- he smoked me three out of five spots," he said. "Glenn Robinson has plenty of experience in this league. I really like what Marquese [Chriss] has given us this training camp -- we've kind of revived him.

"I think it's exciting, man. I think we've got enough guys to get us there, at least."

The sooner Thompson returns to the court, the more exciting it will be.

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