Report: Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson To Miss Friday’s Game After Grandfather’s Death


March 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and guard Darren Collison (2) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will miss Friday’s game against Cleveland after the death of his grandfather. reported Thursday that Thompson will travel to the Bahamas for the funeral of Dewitt Thompson, who died recently as the age of 94.

His availability for Sunday’s game at Portland is uncertain.

Thompson has not missed a game in his three-year NBA career and is averaging a career-best 17.9 points per game this season, shooting 43.8 percent overall and 41.2 percent from 3-point range. He is second in the NBA behind teammate Stephen Curry with 178 made 3-pointers this season and his 432 attempts rank third in the league. He is fifth in the NBA with 2,370 minutes.

Thompson was the 11th overall pick by the Warriors in the 2011 draft out of Washington State and is the son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Trail Blazers in 1978.