- Klay Thompson has been a vital part of the Warriors’ recent four championships
- But he has struggled with injuries in recent years and will turn 34 in February
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Klay Thompson is entering the final year of his contract with the Warriors, but according to a report there has been ‘no progress’ towards a new deal so far.
Thompson, 33, has spent his entire 12-year career with the franchise and played a crucial role in each of Golden State’s four championships since 2015.
But with the NBA season quickly approaching, Thompson’s future beyond 2023-2024 is up in the air.
“They still differ in years and money, and there is a very real chance that Klay Thompson will enter free agency without a deal next summer,” ESPN said. Adrian Wojnarowski said on NBA Countdown.
Thompson signed a five-year, $189.9 million contract with the team in 2019 and will take home a base salary of $43.2 million this season. Spotrac.
Klay Thompson and the Warriors are reportedly ‘still separated in terms of years and money’ on a new deal
Thompson shoots over Sacramento Kings guard Chris Duarte (3) in a preseason game
The sharpshooter has been named an All-Star five times, but did not play from June 2019 through January 2022 due to Achilles tendon and knee injuries.
Last year, he played a full season (69 games) and averaged 21.9 points per game while leading the league in total three-pointers.
However, it remains to be seen how much money the Warriors are willing to spend on him given his age and recent injury history.
The team signed defensive stalwart Draymond Green to a four-year, $100 million extension this summer.
Groen is the same age as Thompson.
The Warriors lost to the Lakers in the conference semifinals last season.
They start their season vs. the Suns on October 24.