Klay Thompson will be on the market this summer, and by all accounts, he is expected to re-up with the Golden State Warriors.
The Dubs sharpshooter will undoubtedly be looking for a max contract when free agency begins. Should the Warriors not offer the full five-year, $189.7 million max contract, Thompson is expected to take meetings with other teams. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, one of those teams would be the Los Angeles Clippers.
According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe the Warriors have not “communicated” that they plan to offer Thompson a max contract yet, but he expects it to happen quickly.
“If [the max] isn’t there for Klay Thompson Sunday at 6:01 p.m. Eastern, the Warriors can then expect him to go out and take a meeting, meetings. The one team that my information is he would be very open to sitting down with are the Clippers. If they have the chance to be able to sell Kawhi Leonard on a partnership with Klay Thompson, certainly that’s an appealing sell for any free agent and vice versa.”
It feels unimaginable to picture Klay in another uniform, divorcing himself from his Splash Brother moniker. This appears to be posturing at the moment.
Flip the page for a breakdown from Woj on Klay’s options and twitter’s reaction to the news.