Note: This column was published before a report on Thursday by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Warriors would be trading for Kelly Oubre Jr.
In a terrible piece of news around what should have been a triumphant draft day for the Warriors, who selected James Wiseman No. 2 overall, Thompson went down during an offseason workout in Los Angeles with pain in his right calf area. On Thursday, the inevitable fears were realized when Thompson was diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
With Thompson again sidelined for an extended period, how might Golden State react? And what does the injury mean for Thompson, who had yet to return to NBA action after the ACL tear he suffered during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals?