Golden State Warriors To Get Huge Lineup Boost Down The Stretch

The impending return of Steph Curry isn't the only lineup boost the Golden State Warriors will be getting down the stretch. The team will be taking the "load management" reins off of Steph's Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, and he'll be available each and every game.

The plan going forward, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, is for Klay Thompson to be available for both sides of back-to-backs. That will be the first time in four years that Klay will be playing two nights in a row. The 2018-19 season is the last time he was at full strength, before he suffered the first of his devastating leg injuries in the 2019 Finals. 

Thompson returned from two full seasons off after his series of knee and Achilles injuries midway through the 2021-2022 season, but didn't play back-to-backs then, or up until this point this year. He's averaging 21.4 points in 46 games this season, and shooting 39.8% from three-point range. He's been held out for 12 contests. 

The Warriors also got good news on Wednesday, with the word that Curry is making good progress on his recovery from a leg injury, and he will be re-evaluated in a week's time. 

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