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Klay Thompson needs game action to return to his high standards, according to the GM of the Golden State Warriors, Bob Myers.

Myers appeared on “The Morning Roast” on 95.7 The Game and gave an update on Thompson’s recovery.

“Klay looks great. He’s missing it for sure. I mean basketball is so big to him. I mean he grew up — it’s almost like he doesn’t know what to do without basketball.

Obviously his dad played in the NBA and so he’s born into it in some sense. He kind of needs it, it’s like his breathing is playing basketball.

The final piece to his puzzle is live NBA action. Where that kind of speed and you can’t replicate that speed even in camp. You need to experience and that’s nothing against him or us, you just can’t do that right now.

You’re going to need to do that in training camp, in the preseason if there is one or right into the season. That’s the part he needs to get over. But he will and we’re confident that he can. We just haven’t been able to provide that and that’s not available anywhere,” Myers said, via NBC Sports.

Thompson suffered a torn ACL injury in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and has not played since then.