According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have made “no progress” toward a contract deal.
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, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists throughout the 2023 postseason. In 13 games against the Kings and Lakers, he shot 36.8% from three and 38.8% overall.
Thompson expressed his desire to play for the Warriors for the duration of his career to NBA writer Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
“Yes,” Thompson said. “Absolutely. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. To play for one franchise, man? That’s so rare. In any sport. Football. Baseball. Basketball. Australian Rules Football. To play for one club is insane. It’s some real legendary stuff.”
With the Warriors, Thompson has averaged 19.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists throughout the course of his career. The Washington State graduate has made five All-Star teams, two NBA All-Defensive teams, and one NBA All-NBA team.