The Golden State Warriors won’t play Klay Thompson in both of their two preseason video games in Japan.
The Warriors held simply three practices in San Francisco earlier than their flight to Japan final Wednesday.
“Simply really feel extra snug giving him slightly extra of a ramp up,” Steve Kerr mentioned forward of the Warriors’ 96-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday. “He is simply not fairly able to play at this level simply based mostly on the place, you realize, we’re so early in camp. We simply wish to be protected and ensure he will get a very good ramp up earlier than he performs in video games.”
Thompson was beneath a strict restriction final season as he labored his method again from a torn ACL and Achilles.
“Simply coming off the 2 years with the accidents, that is actually distinctive to play a recreation after 3½ practices so we’re simply being cautious and attempting to do the good factor,” Kerr mentioned.