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Klay Thompson expected to return for the Warriors on Sunday vs the Cavaliers

Written by Doug Rush

Klay Thompson expected to return for the Warriors on Sunday vs the Cavaliers

Klay Thompson has not played in a single game in the NBA going back to the 2019 NBA Finals when he tore his ACL.

Since then, Thompson has been on the shelf for the last two seasons. But he is set to finally make his long-awaited return to the NBA, as he is expected to play on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Getting Thompson back is going to be seen as a huge lift to a Warriors team that is already one of the best in the NBA; they are the second best team in the Western Conference.

Thompson missed the 2019-2020 season to recover from the torn ACL. Thompson then suffered a torn Achilles injury that took him out for the entire 2020-2021 season. Sunday will be the first time Thompson plays after both of those injuries.

Before the injuries that took Thompson out for the last two seasons, he was a five-time NBA All Star who helped the Warriors win three NBA Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.