According to reports, Klay Thompson hopes to play in the national team in the upcoming Olympics. Thompson made his intention to represent the United States at the Olympics if his body condition permits.
The key is the prospect of his health. Thompson is now out of line due to injury. In the NBA final he was injured, anterior cruciate ligament ruptured injury. This will make it difficult for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Although he is proud of his resilience and he is expected to return in the second half, it is not as easy to predict as he will return after a major injury.
Last season, he swept 34 minutes per game in 78 games, scoring 21.5 points (.467.402.816), 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steal. Although he was struggling with a three-point shot early in the season, he had a three-point shot that was more than 40% average this season. His three-point success rate surpassed the regular season and playoffs, surpassing 40%.
However, he was forced to watch the Golden State lose in the Finals as he suffered an unpleasant injury at the Finals. Ace, Kevin Durant (Brooklyn), was unable to avoid injury in the midst of an injury, and Golden State was reluctant to lose three consecutive defeats. To make matters worse, Durant was missing, and Thompson was injured due to a major injury.
But if Thompson comes back at the end of the season, joining the US national team is a good choice. Already, he won a gold medal in the last Olympics. Thomson has won both championships in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Although we haven't been to this World Cup this time, it is only a matter of time before the United States emerges as a promising candidate for the Olympics.
It is natural that if Stephen Curry (Golden State) and Damian Lillard (Portland) had already joined the national team, they would be more powerful than Thompson. The U.S. has spent a lot of time preparing for the 2008 Olympics. In the next Olympics, this will remain unchanged and it is highly likely superstars will continue to add in succession.
The United States, meanwhile, was ranked seventh, the lowest in the World Cup. In 2002, after winning the sixth place, he continued to win the medal steadily. Even losing the rankings, he was defeated in a single competition and had a huge impact on many basketball fans.