Magic, Thunder, 76ers Expected To Pursue Klay Thompson In Free Agency

According to NBA insider Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports, the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers are expected to pursue Klay Thompson in free agency.

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Thompson, who has spent his entire career with the Golden State Warriors, becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. 

One of the best shooters in NBA history, Thompson averaged 17.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season while shooting 43.2% from the field, 38.7% from beyond the arc and 92.7% from the free-throw line.

Despite having Thompson, Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green, the Warriors missed the playoffs this year. 

Golden State 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 the Warriors. The guard has helped the franchise win four championships. 

According to NBA insider Anthony Slater of The Athletic, there remains a “realistic chance” the Warriors don’t re-sign Thompson. 

“The calendar flips to June this weekend. It’s the final month of Klay Thompson’s current contract with the Golden State Warriors, and there remains a realistic chance these are the fading days of his 13-year run with the organization,” Slater wrote. “As the decision on his future nears, there’s been no notable movement from either side toward a resolution, league sources said.

“The Warriors maintain a desire to retain Thompson at the right price once other aspects of their roster retool get clarified. But they haven’t exactly been beating down his door to work out the framework for an extension (which can be signed at any time). In turn, the 34-year-old Thompson appears ready to test free-agency waters, exploring external options for the first time in his career.”

Thompson has career averages of 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He turns 35 next season. 

The Magic are expected to offer Thompson a massive contract in free agency. 

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