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Klay Thompson gearing up in 3×3 games, looks forward to do more in his career after long pause

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Klay Thompson is slowly making great progress in his return towards competitive basketball. 

Joining the ESPN broadcast crew at the middle of New Orleans Pelicans-Golden State Warriors clash, the sharpshooting sensation gave a relieving update regarding his status and preparations to finally play.

“I’m feeling great,” Thompson said. “Just working every day like I have been the last two years, and I’m playing 3-on-3, and just getting back into the tip-top game shape.”

Thompson added that he missed hooping for such a long time, and the layoff that he endured made him appreciate “the work it takes to be great.”

“I really miss the winning,” Thompson told the Ryan Ruocco-led broadcast team. “I miss playing in front of the fans and then just playing basketball. I really love what I do, I always have since I was a kid. I think these last two years have given me a great sense of appreciation for the work it takes to be great. 

“And my story is still being written, so I’m not satisfied with where my career is at. I still have many more chapters to write.”

The star shooting guard was kept off the court for two consecutive seasons — as he first injured his ACL upon an awkward landing during Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, then followed by a gruesome torn Achilles prior to the start of 2020-2021 season.

The Dubs organization has no plans yet to let the three-time champion to suit up in team practices, but the 3-on-3 scrimmages are solid preparations for its return. 

Thompson’s latest shootaround was released by the Warriors before their 114-92 demolition game against the Charlotte Hornets earlier this week. 

Still, there’s no timetable being released yet on his comeback in the hardwood.

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