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"I expect to play at an All-Star level again" - Klay Thompson has high expectations for himself this season

When asked about his expectations this season, Klay Thompson said that he's looking to play like an All-Star again and even get voted to the mid-season exhibition.
I expect to play at an All-Star level again and hopefully become an All-Star” - Klay Thompson has high expectations for himself this season

Klay Thompson

The NBA regular season will tip off on Tuesday, and the Golden State Warriors will be hosting a ring night before they face the Los Angeles Lakers. The team will certainly look to repeat as champions. As for starting shooting guard Klay Thompson, he has another goal in mind. The California native said he hopes to become an All-Star again in an interview with NBA.com.

"I expect to play at an All-Star level again and hopefully become an All-Star," Thompson answered when asked about his expectations this season. "Early on, I'm on a minutes restriction. So I'll try to be as efficient as I can with those 20 minutes. Within the next few weeks, I expect to play starter minutes again. I expect to be great with all the training I did and all the experience I gained from last year. I'm no longer being inserted in the middle of the season, so I expect to have a really good year."

Comeback season

Thompson is still on the road to complete recovery, as implied by the minutes restrictions he said he will be on during the early parts of the 2022-23 campaign. He also didn't play much over the summer.

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