Warriors Have Made Contract Offer to Free Agent Klay Thompson: Report

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Golden State Warriors have presented a contract proposal to free agent Klay Thompson. On The Hoop Collective podcast, MacMahon revealed that the Warriors have offered Thompson a two-year deal. However, it has been reported that Thompson is seeking a minimum of three years in free agency.

MacMahon stated, “We’ve heard that it’s a two-year offer.” However, he also emphasized that “It’s as much about years as dollars in some of these cases,” indicating Thompson’s preference for a longer contract.

Thompson, who has been with the Warriors for the past 13 seasons, faces an uncertain offseason as he weighs his options.

In other news, the Warriors are reportedly considering a significant offseason trade involving Jimmy Butler.
After a disappointing 2024 season that ended with a Play-In Tournament loss to the Sacramento Kings, there were numerous doubts surrounding the future of the renowned “Big Three” consisting of Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green. Thompson further fueled the speculation by removing any mention of the Warriors from his social media and unfollowing them. However, it is evident that the Warriors are actively trying to retain Thompson, aligning with head coach Steve Kerr’s comments following the team’s disappointing season finale.

In April, Kerr expressed the team’s desire to have Thompson back, emphasizing that he still has valuable years ahead of him. “We need Klay back,” Kerr stated. “He still has good years left. And I speak for everyone, we want him back.” Curry, who continued to showcase his exceptional skills throughout the 2023-24 season, also voiced his desire to have both Thompson and Green remain on the Warriors for the upcoming season.
“In April, Curry expressed his strong bond with his teammates, saying, ‘I can never see myself not with those two guys. We’ve experienced so much together and our ultimate goal is to win.’ The Golden State Warriors, led by Curry, Thompson, and Green, have been the dominant force in the NBA for the past decade. They have secured four NBA titles since 2016, with their most recent victory coming in 2022 against the Boston Celtics, the current champions.

Although Thompson would be open to returning to the Warriors, he is not willing to take a pay cut. With his impressive track record as a five-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA member, four-time NBA champion, and one of the greatest shooters of all time, Thompson understands his value and the importance of being fairly compensated.”
Despite a disappointing performance in the 2023-24 season, Thompson showcased his durability by participating in 77 games. He maintained an average of 17.9 points per game, displaying his shooting accuracy with a 43.2 percent field goal percentage, an impressive 38.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc, and an outstanding 92.7 percent from the free throw line. Thompson is determined to secure a contract that reflects his worth, whether it be with the Warriors or a different team.