The Golden State Warriors have created their dynasty behind the play of three players.
They are Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
Each has played a significant role in their four championships, and it would be hard to imagine any of them playing for a different team.
But Thompson and Green will be looking for new contracts after this season.
It remains to be seen what the Warriors plan to do with them.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski via NBA Central, Thompson expects to receive a max contract this offseason.
Klay Thompson has an expectation that he would be rewarded with a max-level contract extension this offseason, per @wojespn pic.twitter.com/Myv2sKsAiX
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 16, 2023
Thompson has overcome so much from an injury perspective over the past few years.
This includes missing two straight seasons.
Incredible athlete who has come back from an ACL rupture and an Achilles tendon tear! Each of those are difficult to return from to play at the highest level in the @nbahttps://t.co/OyiAuYS4id
— Amit Momaya (@AmitMomayaMD) April 16, 2023
He has been awesome this season for the Warriors.
The five-time All-Star led the NBA in three-pointers this year with 301.
That was also the first time Thompson made over 300 in one season.
His jump shot is still elite, and he has shown the ability to carry the Warriors for stretches.
While all Warriors fans love Thompson, some would prefer to not see him get a max deal.
He’s had a pretty good year and because of his contributions to the Warriors organization through the years he’s warranted to have this feeling. However the Warriors should not be giving him a max extension. Warriors cap situation would be cooked. This would signal Draymond going…
— IKD (@ESPNneedsIKD) April 16, 2023
One issue for some fans is that Thompson is already 33 years old.
Any max extension will probably have him in Golden State until his late 30s.
The Warriors will have to decide if that is something they want to do.
I mean he did have a really good season, the length of the contract would be a concern though
— Tobi 🗽 ☘️ (@SuperbowlBillss) April 16, 2023
At the end of the day, letting Thompson leave would be a mistake.
He is too important for the Warriors, and he is a vital part of their backcourt.
He earned it tbh. 22 ppg 41% from 3 on 10 attempts. https://t.co/Nj8ZEWPKWg
— Eddie Gonzalez (@bansky) April 16, 2023
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