After visiting the NBA 75 selection committee and heading to “2K” headquarters, the Klay Thompson’s Misery Tour is making another stop.
Speaking to reporters after Tuesday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr revealed that Thompson had become frustrated with the minute limit the team had imposed on him.
Kerr said: “Klay is frustrated that he can’t play more right now, according to Jason Dumas of the Bleacher Report. “He wants to have his minutes improved.
“His minutes won’t change [though],” added Kerr. “He will be disappointed because he is Klay. But he will be fine. What I love about Klay is that he always comes back around, even when he’s terribly frustrated about anything. He is such a great-hearted human being that everything goes back to him because that’s how he makes the best of things. “
Thompson has been kept under 28 minutes in every game so far this season (playing a season-low 18 games against Phoenix because he was pushed out for coverage with Devin Booker). As a result, Thompson is really struggling to get back into his rhythm with 11.0 points per game on a dismal 35.6 percent on the field over four games (which would be a career low score).
While Thompson could handle 36.0 minutes per game in the knockout stages last season, the Warriors are making the right decision here. Thompson, who will turn 33 in a few months, has suffered several serious injuries and will compete in October for the first time since 2018. While Thompson seems to be angry about a lot these daysKerr seems confident that his unhappiness over the limited minutes will eventually pass.