The ongoing mystery surrounding Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson is anticipated to be resolved soon. According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Warriors are likely to re-sign Thompson during the summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Despite discussions about a potential trade before the February 8 deadline, Thompson, though not as dominant as before, remains a valuable starter for the team, occasionally delivering vintage performances. Scotto mentioned that both the Warriors and Thompson decided to postpone negotiations until the end of the season after initial talks at the beginning of the year. Thompson, having experienced free agency before, expresses a desire to stay, and the Warriors are keen on retaining him.
As is often the case in such situations, the resolution hinges on financial considerations. The Warriors might seek to compensate Klay Thompson based on their evaluation of his current contribution to winning, while the 33-year-old player may aspire to a contract reflecting his years of service. Currently averaging 17.6 points, his lowest since the 2012-13 NBA season, and with a 40% 3-point shooting percentage also at its lowest since that time, Thompson has experienced a decline. His diminished wing defense can be attributed to recent Achilles and ACL surgeries, which led to him missing the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.