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.
Klay Thompson says he's feeling great and his jumpers are ‘still going in at a high rate' but says the hardest part of his rehab is staying patient. pic.twitter.com/Z5HjvkUtB6— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) October 25, 2019
"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.