By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Thompson suffered the injury while preparing for the upcoming new season on November 18th. One day later, it was confirmed that he suffered a torn Achilles.
Now, he will miss two straight seasons, as he also missed the 2019-20 season due to a torn ACL injury.
The Warriors will receive a $9.3 disabled player exception for Thompson’s injury, according to The Athletic’s Shams Carania. The team can use this money whenever and they can only use it for the upcoming season.
The team has to use this exception by April 19th.
Golden State GM Bob Myers can use this money to acquire any player in a deal, as long as it is $9.3 million or less. Myers already had a replacement for Thompson in mind.
This deal; however, happened before this trade exception was accepted. Myers pulled off a deal to acquire Kelly Oubre Jr. with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A conditional 2021 first-round draft pick was sent to the Thunder. If the first-round draft pick is not converted before the 2021 NBA Draft, the Thunder will receive two second-round draft picks.
Right now, the Warriors starting five should include Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Oubre Jr., Draymond Green, and rookie James Wiseman.
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