Klay Thompson is set to hit free agency when it officially begins at 6 p.m. E.T. on Sunday night, but the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard might not be on the open market for very long.
The Warriors sharpshooter wants to stay in Golden State and, as long as he gets a maximum contract offer, that’s what’ll happen.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported earlier today that the Warriors and Thompson have plans to meet at the beginning of free agency. Unless Thompson is not presented a max five-year contract offer right away, there will be no meeting with other teams.
“Sources tell Shams Charnia Klay Thompson and Warriors to meet in LA this week. If the 5-year/$190M max contract is offered, both sides expect a quick agreement,” The Athletic reports.
— The Athletic (@TheAthleticSF) June 26, 2019
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski had reported earlier in the week that the Los Angeles Clippers could be an intriguing option for Thompson if he doesn’t get the kind of offer he wants from Golden State.
However, it seems incredibly unlikely that Golden Sate would attempt to short-change the All-Star shooting guard.
NBA free agency is set to officially begin on Sunday night at 6 p.m. E.T. Thompson could be locked up by Golden State shortly after.