Klay Thompson and Warriors yet to initiate extension talks


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Klay Thompson, the sharpshooting star of the Golden State Warriors, is poised to enter the final year of his current contract, a five-year, $190 million deal.

While there is a mutual interest in securing Thompson’s future with the Warriors, recent reports indicate that no formal offers or counteroffers have been exchanged between the player and the franchise.

According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, “There’s more built-in complexity to the Klay Thompson contract talks. Here’s where it currently stands: No official offers or counteroffers have been made from either side, according to league sources. No exact salary numbers have been floated. There isn’t a rush from either side, and there isn’t a deadline. It could theoretically be done in-season, though I’d expect serious discussions (and perhaps an agreement) to come before that.”

Thompson, who is 33 years old, averaged 21.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 33 minutes per game last season.

With no imminent deadline, both parties appear to be taking a patient approach, leaving room for potential discussions and, perhaps, an agreement as the season progresses.

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