Klay Thompson is unlikely to play at all during the 19-20 season as he recovers from a torn ACL, according to Steve Kerr.
"It's unlikely that he's going to play this year," Kerr said. "So we have to understand that."
Thompson suffered the injury during Game 6 of The Finals and underwent surgery on July 2nd. Thompson has said he hopes to return shortly after the All-Star break.
"You have to look at it realistically," Kerr said. "I had an ACL [tear] in college, and I missed a whole season. Generally, an ACL for a basketball player is a full-year recovery, and if it's a full year for Klay, that puts them out for the season.
“We've kind of left the door open in case the rehab goes perfectly and the doctors say he can go. But the reality is, on April 1, that’s the nine-month mark. ... April versus nine months post-op for an ACL.
"We have to prepare our young guys to fill that role behind him, and when he gets back, whenever that is, hopefully these young guys now are developed and in the rotation and ready to really be contributors on a playoff team and we can get better," Kerr added.