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.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson will probably start and play with a 25-minute restriction tonight vs Washington.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) March 24, 2015
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.