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Klay Thompson is working his way back from an ACL tear, and the Golden State Warriors won’t close the door on him playing this season despite the team being a non-factor in the playoff race.

Warriors general manager Bob Myers told ABC’s Lisa Salters that Thompson would play if he got cleared despite no real competitive reason to get him on the court. Myers said, via Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports Bay Area:

“I think there’s a chance. We’re going to have an update probably around All-Star break. But like Steph, if they’re healthy and they’re cleared, they’ll play. But if they’re not, obviously we’re not going to play them.”

Thompson tore his ACL in the last game of last year’s NBA Finals. There’s no timetable for his return. The likelihood is still that he simply doesn’t play this season. That’s what they said back in October, and the team has 12 wins and isn’t actually competing for anything but a lottery pick. Still, Thompson hates sitting out, so no matter the circumstances, he’ll push to play as soon as he is able.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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