Klay Thompson, a shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors, told NBA reporters at media day that he and the Dubs might agree on a contract extension in the coming months. Thompson won’t be upset if he doesn’t get the extension, though.
The remaining year of Thompson’s contract is one. This season, he’ll earn $43.2 million. In the summer of 2019, the All-Star agreed to a five-year, $189.9 million deal with the Warriors.
Last year, Thompson played in 69 games for the Warriors. The four-time champion shot 43.6% from the field, 41.2% from beyond the arc, and 87.9% from the line for averages of 21.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. In the Western Conference playoffs, the Warriors were the sixth seed with a 44-game winning streak.
In the 2023 playoffs, Golden State defeated the Sacramento Kings in the first round in seven games but fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round in six. Thompson averaged 18.5 points and 4.2 in the 2023 postseason.
Thompson’s future with the Warriors was discussed by owner Joe Lacob with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. Lacob stated that he anticipates Thompson, whose present deal expires in July of next year, will remain with the organization past this season.
“I do,” Lacob responded. “At this time, we’ve just had a few brief conversations with his agency. However, they are really early. … I definitely anticipate that we’ll have some in-depth negotiations shortly, and we’ll see if we can’t come up with something that enables Klay to stay here for a considerable amount of time, which is obviously something we would like to do.
With the Warriors, Thompson has averaged 19.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists throughout the course of his career. Five All-Star teams, two All-NBA teams, and one All-Defensive team have all been made up of the Washington State product.