The Golden State Warriors may offer Klay Thompson a four-year, $140 million contract, according to NBA insider Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
Thompson’s contract is set to expire in one year. This season, his salary will be $43.2 million. In the summer of 2019, the All-Star agreed to a five-year, $189.9 million deal with the Warriors.
In the last year of a $190 million contract that spans five years, Thompson most likely falls in the middle. At least the NBA execs I speak with think a four-year contract of $30–35 million a season makes sense,” Mannix wrote. There’s no indication that Thompson and the Warriors are at odds. Place a wager on both sides completing their task.
Thompson played for the Warriors in 69 games the previous year. The four-time champion shot 43.6% from the field, 41.2% from outside the arc, and 87.9% from the free-throw line while averaging 21.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. The Warriors finished as the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs after winning 44 games.
In the first round of the 2023 playoffs, Golden State defeated the Sacramento Kings in seven games, but fell short against the Los Angeles Lakers in six games in the second round. Thompson averaged 18.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists by the end of the 2023 postseason. Out of 13 games, he shot 36.8% from three and 38.8% overall against the Kings and Lakers.
Thompson expressed his desire to play for the Warriors for the rest of his career to NBA writer Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Indeed, Thompson replied. Definitely. I have no desire to travel elsewhere. Man, to play for just one franchise? What a rarity. in any activity. Basketball, baseball, and football. Football in Australia Rules. It’s crazy to play for just one club. It is truly legendary material.
With the Warriors, Thompson has averaged 19.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists throughout his career. Five All-Star teams, two NBA All-Star teams, and one All-Defensive team have been made by the Washington State product.