The Golden State Warriors got good news on the injury front Tuesday, with the biggest news coming in the form of Klay Thompson being cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers after suffering a concussion in the last series:
Klay Thompson, I'm told, has just been cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 2, 2015
Thompson suffered a concussion in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets when he was kneed in the head by Trevor Ariza. The Warriors shooting guard didn’t display concussion symptoms when he initially went to the locker room, but he didn’t return to the game and began dealing with the symptoms after the contest was over.
Now Thompson is good to go after passing concussion protocol, which is obviously great news for Golden State. The Splash Brother is averaging 19.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting overall and 42.5 percent shooting from distance in the postseason.
In other injury news, reserve forward Marreese Speights is ready to play after missing the last eight games with a calf injury:
Reserve forward Marreese Speights (right calf) will be available for Thursday's Game 1, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) June 2, 2015
Speights didn’t play much in the postseason before getting hurt, but having him available is nice to have for depth purposes.