Just a few hours after free agency opened, Klay Thompson agreed to a five-year deal to stay with the Golden State Warriors.
In a non-surprising move, the Golden State Warriors have decided to bring back highly coveted guard, Klay Thompson. They were able to agree to a deal that was pretty much already completed before free agency even opened up. The New York Times’ Mark Stein reported that Thompson had re-signed with the Warriors to a five-year deal worth $190 million.
Even though Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the Warriors’ final game which saw them lose the NBA championship to the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors made sure that they were able to bring him back. The new deal that Thompson has just signed will pay him an average of $38 million a year.
Before Thompson suffered his torn ACL, he had just completed another solid regular season in which he was averaging 21.5 points and shooting 40.2 percent from the 3-point line. Thompson was also having an amazing postseason where he helped lead an injury-riddled Golden State team to nearly winning their third straight title. If Thompson hadn’t gone down with an injury in Game 6, the Warriors might not have lost their season that night.
With the Warriors losing Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, it means that the Warriors are back to their original core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Unfortunately for the Warriors and Thompson, it remains to be seen when Thompson will be able to suit up on the court due to his torn ACL. However, when Thompson does eventually return to the lineup, he and the rest of the Warriors will once again be a threat to the entire NBA.