Klay Thompson Has a Fractured Thumb

Klay Thompson should be Warriors first option nightly

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The Warriors could be very shorthanded tonight with Stephen Curry (ankle), Draymond Green (shoulder) and David West (arm) already ruled out, so Kevin Durant's usage could go into the ridiculous range. If it weren't for his time on the sidelines, the electric guard would likely have a real shot at winning MVP this season; he's played incredibly efficient basketball and is shooting as well as he ever has.

Having everyone healthy for the playoffs is the most important thing, but it's going to be hard for the team to generate the momentum it hoped if they don't have all four of their All-Stars on the court for the remainder of the regular season.

Though the Warriors are calling it a right thumb sprain, an ESPN report referred to it a fracture.

Mark Medina of the Mercury News reported the right thumb is fractured and the guard won't be reevaluated until March 22.

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The Warriors, now second in the West, are pretty banged-up at the moment.

Thompson and Curry will miss the Lakers' contest, a Friday home game against Sacramento and a game Saturday at Phoenix. He is averaging 19.7 points, 2.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds through 66 games this season.

At 51-16, the Warriors are two games behind Houston (53-14) in the fight for the best record in the National Basketball Association and the Western Conference and one game ahead of overall third-place Toronto (50-17), the Eastern Conference leader.

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