Star Shooting guard Klay Thompson has signed a brand new deal with the Golden State Warriors. This deal has been much anticipated during the NBA off-season, and has finally gone down. Thompson has agreed to a max contract deal worth $70 million over four years.
ESPN sources say that Thompson and the Warriors have struck a four-year max agreement that is projected to be worth in the $70 million range
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 31, 2014
The Warriors have been desperately trying to keep Thompson a part of the team, but he has been mentioned in trade speculation. The Warriors must have been tempted, especially when a name like Kevin Love is floated around, but the Warriors have fought for Thompson, and have now been rewarded.
Klay Thompson, known as one of the splash brothers alongside three point specialist Stephen Curry, has earned a reputation as great shooter, averaging 18.4 points per game last season. The Warriors have now locked down Thompson in what is expected by many to be some of his best years, and Curry couldn’t be happier.
S/O @KlayThompson getting that extension! Happy for you bro. Well deserved. Splash bros continue
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 31, 2014
Klay Thompson is one of the most reliable guards in the NBA. Thompson has played 163 out of a possible 164 regular season games in the last two seasons. There really aren’t a lot of players that can give you those sorts of consistent amount games in the NBA; this is something that must have played a part in Thompson getting a max deal with the Warriors.
Some will say Thompson has been way over paid, but those people will soon be proven wrong. Klay Thompson is certainly deserving of this rather large deal and he will soon pay back the Warriors faithful.
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