Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, due to a hamstring injury.
Here is what the 29-year-old player told reporters prior to the match against the Toronto Raptors:
“Obviously I would do anything I can to be out there, but it’s all in their hands. If there’s any pain, it will be a no-go just because of the position we’re in.
This could be a longer series, so there’s no point in trying to go out there and re-aggravate it and potentially keep myself out of the whole entire Finals instead of just one game.”
For his part, the Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stated the team will not take the risk to have Thompson play, unless he is 100% ready.
“Klay is always going to say he’s ready to go. What we’ll have to determine is, is that a risk? If he plays, are we risking anything? If the training staff feels good about his ability to go out there and play without making things worse, then he’ll play.
But if there’s a risk, we would rather give him the next couple of days to continue to heal and hopefully have him out there for Game 4,” the experienced coach said.