Wojnarowski: Klay Thompson out all year for Warriors with torn Achilles

Golden State Warriors guard/forward Klay Thompson will miss the 2020-21 season after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his right leg, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

What It Means:

The injury occurred during a pickup game in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. Thompson also missed all of last season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. His absence will result in more usage for Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, and likely create larger roles for Damion Lee and Jordan Poole. The Warriors will also likely look to add some contributors in free agency.

Klay averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 3.1 3-pointers across 78 games in 2018-19. Lee averaged 24.7 FanDuel points with 12.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.7 3-pointers in 49 games last season.