Klay Thompson likely to return tonight vs. Washington, with 25-minute restriction

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On March 17, the Warriors ruled Klay Thompson out for 7-10 days after suffering a sprained right ankle in a win over the Lakers. Six days later, it looks like he’s back, albeit on a minutes limit. He’ll play Monday night when the Warriors host the Wizards at Oracle Arena.

It’s a good sign that Thompson is ahead of schedule, but there’s no reason to rush him back. The Warriors have the best record in the NBA at 56-13 and hold a seven-and-a-half-game lead over the Grizzlies for the No. 1 seed in the west. They’ll be just fine without him. If he’s healthy, he should play, but the minutes limit is probably a smart move.