Report: Warriors plan to offer Klay Thompson $190M max contract


Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrates a win over the Houston Rockets. (Eric Gay/AP)

The Golden State Warriors plan to offer Klay Thompson a five-year, $190-million max contract when free agency opens Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

One of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen, Thompson is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career this summer after spending the first eight seasons of his NBA career with the Warriors. The 29-year-old’s next move was previously in question after he suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, but it appears a return to the team that drafted Thompson is imminent.

According to Wojnarowski, “several teams pursuing Thompson in free agency have given up hope in recent days, believing that he was moving toward a return to the Warriors.”

Drafted 11th overall in 2011, Thompson is a five-time All-Star and was crucial to Golden State’s run of three NBA titles in four years from 2015-18.

He averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists this past season, while shooting 41.9 per cent from three-point range.

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