Thompson Inks 4-Year $70m Deal with Warriors

Klay Thompson Contract

Klay Thompson is sticking with the Golden State Warriors for the foreseeable future after signing a four-year $70m deal with the Pacific Division outfit.

Thompson was subject to numerous trade rumours during the off-season, with talks of him being used within a deal to bring Kevin Love to the Californian franchise.

However, after Love joined Lebron James in Cleveland, talk was more geared toward Thompson’s contract situation, with a max deal being mentioned for the shooting guard.

Extension talks were seemingly hitting a stumbling block throughout October, mainly because of salary demands from Thompson’s camp, but it seems a deal was finally constructed to keep the shooter at the Oracle Arena.

Just ahead of the deal rumours began to circle of the Sacramento Kings showing an interest in Thompson, reportedly willing to let go of any asset other than DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gay to claim the rights to the Warriors’ guard.

But Thompson finally signed the deal to secure his future alongside Steph Curry in what’s known as one of the most exciting backcourts in the NBA.

Many have seen the deal as a good move for both parties, keeping the Golden State squad together for another run at a Championship, whilst also keeping Thompson happy with a higher-end deal.

Thompson immediately paid back his teams trust in him, scoring a career-high 41 points against the L.A. Lakers in their 127-104 blowout victory, with Stephen Curry adding 31 points of his own.

All eyes will now be on Thompson and Golden State, to see if the deal was the right one, fans however will be happy to see things staying the same, as they look to challenge for an NBA Finals appearance.

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Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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