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Klay Thompson finally played his first preseason game, just before the start of the season. The 32-year-old shooting guard needed extra time to become game-ready.

He was excited to suit up for the Warriors again and play basketball in October, something he had to live without for two years. Klay also said that he was working in summer to be ready when the season starts.

“I feel amazing. I don’t take this time for granted playing October basketball,” Thompson said after his first preseason game, per Marc J. Spears. “I wasn’t just dancing on a boat. I was really working,” he added.