Klay Thompson Reacts To Adrian Wojnarowski’s Max Deal Report

Klay Thompson Reacts To Adrian Wojnarowski’s Max Deal Report

Klay Thompson has experienced a career resurgence over the past year and has quietly become the Golden State Warriors’ second-best player again.

With his contract reaching its end soon, many have wondered what the oft-injured shooting guard is expecting as far as his next deal goes.

This week, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski answered that question.

Thompson, apparently, wants a maximum contract.

“Thompson, who I’m told, has an expectation that he would be rewarded with a new, max-level contract extension this offseason,” Wojnarowski reported.

“He’s got a year left on his deal of $43 million next year. He’s come back this year, certainly helped the team to a championship last year, had a historic offensive season this season.

“He’s just the third player ever to have 300 3-pointers in a season. But this is an inflection point now for the Golden State organization. With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, who could opt into his deal at $27 million, the Warriors could be facing a payroll and luxury tax over $500 million.”

Shortly after the report surfaced, Thompson attempted to address it himself.

“I’m seeking a championship,” Thompson said. “And everything else after that will play itself out.”

Make of that what you will.

Thompson has obviously been a huge part of the Warriors’ dynasty. He is a star on the court and a stud off it – as evidenced by the bedroom photos his girlfriend recently posted.

But is he really worth a maximum deal at this stage in his career?

That is something Golden State is going to need to determine come this summer.

Will Thompson ultimately finish his career out as a member of the Warriors when it’s all said and done? Time will tell.

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Jennifer Withers Hoey

Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.
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