Injury Report: Klay Thompson tears his ACL

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  1. Reality Check Registered User

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Iguodala calls it a career. Maybe Livingston too. Much of the depth they had during their first championship just isn't there.

    After all the long playoff runs it's a good year to recoup and reset.
     
  2. Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    I tore my MCL and damaged my meniscus 2 years ago. I took a practice skate between periods and played a shift after. Wasn't until I sat back on the bench it kicked in.

    You rarely know how bad it is with those ligaments at first.
     
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    I'm not sure there's anyone in the West who can beat them, the Lakers are probably a year or two away even if they get Davis. Houston is a mess. Denver and Portland might be closest.
     
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    Without Klay and KD? There’s several teams that can beat them.

    Curry isn’t good enough to carry a team without another high end scorer.
     
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    How is Houston a mess? They'll have pretty much the same team again next season.
     
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    Phillip Rivers played an entire game with torn ACL and meniscus.
     
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    They will likely be back for playoffs. Tough part will be getting there.

    Playing chicken with their coach heading into contract year. Chris Paul wants out, although there's probably no market for his contract. Morey wants to deal Gordon and/or Capela....basically they are trying to fit different puzzle pieces around Harden to see if they can finally win. They don't have a strong core beyond Harden though.
     
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    They won't trade Capela. Paul isn't going anywhere. The coach can f*** off.
     
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    If Klay didn't get hurt there would have been a game 7.
     
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    If they can get Cousins on a good deal that might be able to get them to the playoffs.
     
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    While football is a much more physical sport than basketball, Rivers was only playing once a week and his knees only had to deal with the grass. Klay's knees would bang with the hardwood floor almost every other night.
     
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    Klay only ran back out for his free throws.
     
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    I wasn't comparing. Just pointing out that playing with a torn ACL isn't all that unusual.


    Also I remember Travis Henry playing with a broken bone in his foot. At the time je said that walking was painful but he actually felt fine running. Weird shit.
     
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    Debatable, CP3 is really trending downward these days, Capela looks decent and Harden is good, but I am not convinced the way that team plays is going to work.
     
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    Yeah look I can see why you'd be sceptical but this is the almost identical team that pushed GSW to the brink the year before. Just older and minus Ariza.

    I think with GSW demise next season they'll go for 1 final push.
     
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    To eb fair, they said the same things this year. Same team, almost beat GSW etc.
     
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    Oh I think they’ll make the playoffs fine. You can be a pretty mediocre team and make the NBA playoffs. The question is once they get there.

    Unless something crazy happens, they’re likely not getting home court advantage with the roster they have and they have very limited ability to add players, especially ones who provide anything more than a couple minutes a night.

    KD is more than likely gone the whole season, even if he returns, it would likely be a couple rounds into the playoffs.

    Klay is in a similar boat although a fast return might have him ready at the start of the playoffs, but you have to wonder what he can provide being so rusty.

    So is a Curry who likely will have to play more (both in terms of minutes and activity in game) than he’s used to going to be able to carry a team beyond a better team in round 1 when he doesn’t have home court? I’d be very surprised.
     
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    Not in the West you can't. People penciling in them for the playoffs made the same mistake with the Lakers last season.

    I can see Houston making the Finals. Winning it all is another story. They've had two golden opportunities the past two years and blew it both times. I'm not convinced they won't do the same with Golden State likely out of the way.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see if there's mutual interest in Cousins returning to Golden State

    A starting lineup with Curry, Green and a healthy Cousins should have no problem making the playoffs
     
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    I think money might be an issue. The Warriors can’t give him much of a raise and another team could easily double their offer.
     
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    No team is going to offer Cousins a max deal because of his injuries. I can see GS giving him a 1 year deal. Not sure teams are ready to take a chance on him yet.
     
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    I don’t think anyone is offering him max, but Warriors too out at something like 6.5 mil per and teams were already willing to give him at least double that last year. Gotta figure a few are easily willing to do mid teens for a 1-2 year deal. That’s a lotta cash to leave on the table just to likely have zero shot at a title.
     

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