Festus Ezeli (knee) will not play in Game 3 and Game 4 vs. the Clippers.
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He is up to 5-on-0 workouts and has been out for 10 months due to knee surgery. There seems to be a very little chance he'll be able to play in this series against the Clippers since he's still not taking on contact -- arguably the biggest step of his rehab. The Warriors will have to use Jermaine O'Neal, David Lee, Hilton Armstrong, Marreese Speights and Draymond Green a bit more to alleviate the loss of Andrew Bogut (ribs).
Warriors owner Joe Lacob said on Thursday that the team will "unequivocally" re-sign Klay Thompson.
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Thompson does not hit restricted free agency until the 2015-2016 season, but the Warriors are committed to making him and Steph Curry the backcourt duo in Golden State for the foreseeable future. Thompson has increased his scoring average each year of his career, and was second in the league this season in 3-pointers made with 223. If Thompson continues to improve his game, not only will he be one of the top fantasy shooting guards, he will also be in line for a huge pay day.
Warriors center Festus Ezeli admitted frustration over the slow recovery of his surgically-repaired right knee.
Ezeli had surgery 10 months ago with an expected recovery time of 6-9 months, but he only recently was cleared to bend his knee. It's very unlikely that he'll be healthy enough to appear in the playoffs, which is unfortunate for the Warriors since they're already without Andrew Bogut (rib).