Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson won't be returning to the court in 2019-20, as the club officially ruled him out for the remainder of the season as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL.
Marc Stein of the New York Times added that Thompson could still represent the United States in the 2020 Summer Olympics, which begin July in Tokyo.
Fans got a little excited when they saw Thompson in full uniform going through on-court workouts.
The San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau reported in January that doctors would re-evaluate Thompson during the All-Star break.
Head coach Steve Kerr said Thursday this was basically what the Warriors had expected entering the 2019-20 campaign, per Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area:
Golden State owns the NBA's worst record (12-43). If the team was closer to playoff contention, it might have waited a little bit longer to make a final decision on Thompson. But the Warriors had no incentive to rush him back this season.