Klay Thompson is easily one of the best shooting guards in the NBA right now. The 24-year-old sharpshooter has the ability to sign a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors.
During an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Thompson said it would be special to sign an extension with the Warriors and hopes that he and his agent Bill Duffy can get a deal done.
“First off, it’d be a dream come true if I was able to sign an extension. Whether it happens or not, I know I’m a fortunate man to be in the NBA,” said Thompson. “I’m going to leave that up to (agent) Bill Duffy and (general manager) Bob (Myers) and the rest of the Warriors’ front office. They’ll work it out. You hope for the best and prepare for the worst, but I’m excited about the Warriors’ franchise.”
Thompson has from early July until Oct. 31 to get a deal done with the Warriors. If he cannot get an extension done with Golden State during that timeframe, a deal could be done during restricted free agency in the 2015 offseason.
It’s likely that Thompson will seek a max deal. The Warriors will have to pay at least close to it before the Oct. 31 deadline or next year.
Thompson had his best season in this third year in the NBA, averaging 18.4 points per game.