Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Golden State Warriors have reached an
agreement with Klay Thompson on a multi-year contract extension, the team
announced on Friday.
Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
According to multiple sources, however, the extension is a max deal projected
to be in the $70 million range.
“We’re excited to have one of the top young players in the NBA under contract
for the next several years,” said Warriors general manager Bob Myers. “Our
ownership group continues to demonstrate the commitment necessary to build a
championship caliber team and we anticipate Klay Thompson will play a major
role in our future success and accomplishments, both on the floor and in the
Bay Area community.”
The 24-year-old sharpshooter out of Washington State has been a model of
consistensy for Golden State, appearing in 230 of the team’s 231 regular-
season games over his three-plus seasons.
Thompson has averaged 16.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while
shooting at a 40.9 percent clip from beyond the arc. He made 545 3-pointers
during his first three full seasons with Golden State, the most during a
player’s first three years in league history.