He’s not really staying. . .
Next summer, Klay Thompson will be at the end of his deal with the Golden State Warriors. With the team maxing out Stephen Curry last year, paying Kevin Durant $30 million per year and Draymond Green waiting for his big payout, the team’s not going to be able to afford a fourth max-deal. Not to mention DeMarcus Cousins who could earn a respectable contract in the Bay Area as well.
This weekend, Klay’s dad and former Laker, Mychal Thompson, said that his son wants to be a Warrior for the next seven or eight years. Klay even said he wants to be a Warrior for life, but this is likely damage control to not overshadow the team’s upcoming fourth title in five years.
When asked about taking a discount to stay with Golden State, Klay closed out saying, “It’s tough to say. I’d definitely be interested. But at the end of the day, I’m going to be a free agent in 2019. Number one on my list would obviously be to stay with the Warriors.”
Here’s the issue, the team CANNOT AFFORD FOUR MAX-CONTRACTS and nobody is going to take a pay cut, with their legacies in-tact for future hall-of-famers. Klay wants to play for the Lakers and has always wanted to play for his favorite team – which is where his father made his career at.
Like we said last summer, before ESPN and FOX started taking notice with LeBron James going purple and gold; that’s the plan right now for Klay after Golden State wins their last title next June.
With Kawhi Leonard planning to sign a super-max deal with the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles is looking to fill their shooting-guard void – from the best two-play player at the 2 position.
Now roast me, because I haven’t been wrong yet. .