Warriors news: Klay Thompson and Golden State plan to reach agreement on 5-year, $190 millon max contract
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Report: Klay Thompson and Warriors plan to reach agreement on 5-year, $190 millon max contract

Klay Thompson

After reports on Friday surfaced that the Golden State Warriors were prepared to offer Klay Thompson a max contract worth five years and $190 million, it appears that the two sides will reach an agreement on that deal when free agency opens on Sunday.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the Warriors will send representatives to visit Thompson to finalize the terms of the deal:

The Warriors and team president Bob Myers have been adamant about their desire to re-sign both Thompson and Kevin Durant this summer, and Thompson himself has been very vocal about remaining with the Warriors.

However, Thompson had also said that he would take a meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers if the Warriors did not offer him a fully-guaranteed max deal. The Warriors were quick to respond, locking up one of the core pieces to their recent dynasty:

The move seems justified given that Durant’s future seems all the more uncertain, given that he will be taking all of his free agency meetings in New York. Thompson also has a chance to possibly return to action before the end of the 2019-20 regular season, whereas Durant is likely to be sidelined for the entirety of the year.

Thompson has repeatedly proven to be one of the best two-way players in the NBA.

Despite getting off to a slow start this past season, he averaged 21.5 points and shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc, making it the fifth straight year in which he averaged at least 20 points while shooting over 40 percent from the three-point line.