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."
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.