Warriors GM Bob Myers says Klay Thompson, Draymond Green extensions not imminent
The Golden State Warriors’ championship parade has concluded and now the nerves rack up once again, with plenty of impending questions on how to possibly keep a roster with such firepower together.
Both Kevin Durant and the front office have maintained their commitment to further solidify their partnership, and even hinted at long-term security, but when asked if extensions for Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were “imminent,” general manager Bob Myers was quite upfront, as Thompson has one year left on his deal and Green has two.
“Not today. Not tomorrow,” Myers said of the extension conversations, according to Anthony Slate of The Athletic. “But yeah, sure, guys have proven they can win, so you want to keep that group together. I have no idea how that’ll play out. It’s a lot of different conversations that’ll take place. If that’s something we want to look into, I’m sure we can have those.
“Kevin’s the free agent we really have to focus on. I think that’ll go fine. So when we get to that point, hopefully we can collaborate and do what’s best for us and for them.”
Durant will be the first pillar the Warriors will prioritize signing, only a summer after inking Stephen Curry to a five-year, $201 million deal.
Both Thompson and Green are eligible for extensions this summer, but they could earn more money if they wait due to the revenue spike that is bound to hit the NBA with booming television and network contracts, along with the revenue split they’d gain from legalized sports gambling, which is expected to make contracts skyrocket in the coming years.
Thompson will also have an extra year (and Green will have two) to land an All-NBA mention, MVP, or Defensive Player of the Year before starting conversations, which could potentially bump up their value to supermax level.