Klay Thompson Wants To Re-Sign With Warriors, Will Prioritize Mental Health

Four-time NBA champion Klay Thompson told Draymond Green that he wants to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors this summer. 

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Thompson, who becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, also told Green that he will prioritize his mental health. 

The Warriors drafted Thompson with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Washington State. Thompson has made five All-Star teams, two All-NBA teams and one All-Defensive team with Golden State. 

Thompson is averaging 17.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season while shooting 43.0% from the field, 38.4% from beyond the arc and 92.1% from the free-throw line. He’s making $43.2 million. 

Even though Thompson is not the player he once was, it would shock multiple people around the NBA if the Warriors didn’t re-sign the future Hall of Famer. 

“Klay’s not going anywhere,” one NBA executive predicted while chatting with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. “The Warriors can’t let him walk. He’s a four-time champion, and they can’t really replace him. At some point, if a player isn’t getting the job done and still wants to play as he gets older, you’d come off the bench, and he’s doing that while playing better. Maybe they tie his deal to Steph’s. Klay’s value is in the $20-25 million range.”

Thompson has career averages of 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The Warriors have won four titles and played in six NBA Finals in the Thompson-Green-Stephen Curry era. 

While most people believe Thompson will re-sign with the Warriors, it’s worth mentioning that the Orlando Magic might offer Thompson “a ton of money” this summer, according to NBA insider Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.

“One of the worst-kept secrets in the league is that Orlando, loaded with young talent but not with shooters, might offer Klay a ton of money next summer,” Kawakami wrote. “Meanwhile, Joe Lacob has said the Warriors want to get all the way out of the luxury tax next summer, which is possible, but only if they are very disciplined about how much they’re willing to pay to keep Klay (and/or CP3).”

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