The Golden State Warriors reportedly plan to offer max deals to both Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, despite their respective injuries.
Just days after Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon that will likely keep him out the full 2019-20 season, Thompson tore his ACL on a hard foul from Toronto’s Danny Green.
After the Warriors’ 114-110 loss to the Raptors, Klay Thompson wondered if his injury would impact his free agency.
Apparently it won’t. The Warriors plan to offer him a max contract and, according to Klay’s dad, Mychal, Klay plans to sign it.
Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau said he just spoke with Mychal Thompson, who confirmed the move:
“Just spoke with Klay Thompson’s father, Mychal, who said there’s “no question” Klay will re-sign with the Warriors. Golden State is expected to still offer him a full five-year maximum deal,” Letourneau reported.
Just spoke with Klay Thompson's father, Mychal, who said there's "no question" Klay will re-sign with the Warriors. Golden State is expected to still offer him a full five-year maximum deal.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 14, 2019
It’s great news for the Warriors, who could lose Kevin Durant in free agency later this summer.
Thompson and Curry have been one of, if not the, most lethal shooting combinations in NBA history. Keeping them together must be at the top of the Warriors’ priority list – and keeping KD, of course.
Stay tuned for the latest on NBA free agency.