Klay Thompson is finally a Warrior now. The star has officially agreed upon a five year deal with a hefty amount of $190 million contracts. The news is confirmed by the Mercury News’ Mark Medina. The news was more stamped when Athletic’s Anthony Slater provided the intricate details about the trade.
Source: It's a full five-year max for Klay Thompson, not a 4+1. No player option on the fifth year. No 'no trade' clause. Just like the Steph Curry contract a couple summers ago.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2019
The news came as no surprise to the fans. Thompson was always expected to return to the Warriors. Even when he talks of his meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers were in news. The clubs didn’t offer him the most lucrative amount possible for transfer. It was quickly in the news that the general manager Bob Myers and owner Joe Lacob were very keen in extending Thompson’s contract. In order to secure his days with the club before the free agency kicks off.
Thompson has again put up a stellar performance season with the team. After his season began with an uncharacteristically slow start beyond the arc. Thompson was averaging only 21.5 points, 1.1 steals and 3.8 rebounds per game. He only managed 46.7 per cent from the field 40.2 per cent on the three-pointers. He was way better in the playoffs, re-staking his claim as one of basketball’s best two way hitting clutch shots.
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Thompson was in the middle of another playoff masterstroke in Game 6 of the NBA finals. He scored 30 points off just 12 attempts when finally being challenged by Danny Green. The five-time All-Star went on to land awkwardly on his left knee. Although shooting the remaining free throws for the rest of the game, Thompson never returned to action. The star was diagnosed with a torn ACL when Toronto Raptors finally dethroned the Raptors.
At the age of 29, with the game now relying more on skill and size and competitiveness than athleticism. Thompson will always remain an All-Star level player for years to come with the warriors despite his injury.
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