The Golden State Warriors are on the cusp of welcoming back Klay Thompson after a two-season absence. Although he is unlikely to be ready by the time the new season starts, the thought of having the Splash Brothers back is welcome news to Dub City.

And there is perhaps no other person happier to see Thompson back in the fold than head coach Steve Kerr. He was awed by the fact that the 31-year-old still had his deadly shooting arm.

"Klay looked great," Kerr said after the team's first practice on Tuesday. "Shooting the lights out. His team won the daily shooting competition. And he was smiling, laughing, joking around, it was really fun to see the old Klay back."

The main thing is for Thompson to make sure that his body is ready for the physicality of the NBA this coming season. And as an added measure, it appears the All-Star guard has added swimming to his routine.

The three-time NBA champion was spotted swimming in the bay, a good exercise to further boost his readiness for this coming season.

Regardless of when Thompson can return for the Warriors, it would be wise not to count out the Dubs. No less than renowned author Roland Lazenby believes that pundits should not count out the Warriors for the coming NBA season.

“No, you can’t [discount the Warriors]. It will be interesting. The modern NBA players when it comes to admiration, it’s easy to admire those guys. And it’s easy to admire Klay Thompson,” Lazenby said when he spoke on the Sports Bytes PH podcast.

“You know, I try to be this passionate observer. But it’s really hard not to root for a guy like Klay Thompson. He does it all the right way. He comes from a family that does it the right way. So we’ll see. And Steve Kerr, he is one of the best guys," he added.

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Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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