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SportJust about everyone expects Klay Thompson to re-sign, except maybe the Lakers

01:55  12 january  2019
01:55  12 january  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Storyline: Klay Thompson to Lakers ? 6 rumors in this storyline. The Lakers would definitely love a shot at pairing him with LeBron James. But the expectation across the league is that Thompson will re - sign with Golden State.

Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Just about everyone expects Klay Thompson to re-sign, except maybe the Lakers© Provided by Oath Inc. Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson talks to his hand about signing a max contract or something. (AP)

Lost in the Golden State Warriors drama of Kevin Durant’s 2019 free agency and his dustup with teammate Draymond Green is the impending free agency and season-long shooting slump of original Splash Brother Klay Thompson. Warriors fans received good news on both Thompson fronts this week.

Two days after Thompson dropped 43 points on just four dribbles against the New York Knicks, The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss reported that both the Warriors and the rest of the NBA expect Thompson to stay put in Golden State, where he and Stephen Curry laid the foundation for three championships.

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As little leaguers, Klay Thompson and Kevin Love were teammates; now, they duel as opponents Maybe the best way is by counting the number of cryptic tweets from LeBron, who took to social When it was apparent the relationship had to end for the better of everyone , the Wolves sent him to

Klay would rather just quietly dip out into the world and indulge in the finer things, maybe a jaunt to Dolores Park to steal someone’s trumpet, and then later This summer Klay gets to decide whether to re -up with the comfort of the historically good or opt to take his post-game quips and cyborg shooting

At least everyone but the Los Angeles Lakers seems convinced of it. From Strauss:

While Thompson has indicated an interest in remaining a “Warrior for life,” his return cannot just be taken for granted. Still, the expectation within and outside the Warriors is that Klay isn’t leaving. This is why you don’t hear about any team besides the Lakers gearing up for the Summer of Klay.

The $69 million extension Thompson signed in 2014 is set to expire at season’s end, and the four-time All-Star would command a max contract from a number of suitors this summer. The Lakers, who have employed his father Mychal for more than two decades as a player and analyst, will be first in line.

Lakers coach Luke Walton spent time with Thompson in Qatar this past summer “in what many around the league saw as a part of a soft recruitment,” according to Strauss, and Lakers star LeBron James has shown increased public interest in his longtime adversary, shoutingout Thompson’s record-setting 14 3-pointers earlier this season as well as his 43-point effort on Tuesday night. The interest is no secret.

Kuzma's career-high 41 leads Lakers over Pistons 113-100

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Klay Thompson not signing extension? Thompson ’s father, former Lakers player Mychal While the new CBA fixed the extension system for rotation players and the elite, everyone in between faces If Klay Thompson were to take a discount that would make their decision making process far easier.

Klay Thompson is often asked to sign a lot of things. Sometimes they’ re odd things. A fan took a Warriors toaster to an autograph signing and posted about the experience on the Klay Thompson subreddit. Let’s just admire Klay staring wistfully at a toaster.

That said, Thompson has given us no indication that he intends to leave the Warriors, doubling down this summer on his commitment to the Warriors. “I would like to be a Warrior for life,” he told The Mercury News’ Mark Medina in August, before telling everyone on media day, “When guys go into free agency, they’re searching for a situation like mine or similar to our team. I’m perfectly content here.”

For the record, Mychal Thompson has said the same, publicly declaring, “It makes no sense to leave,” before adding: “Klay wants to stay, he wants to retire as a Golden State Warrior 10 years from now.”

Still, questions will linger until he signs the max deal that ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported he will demand or the team-friendly contract that The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II reported he might be open to.

Klay Thompson seemed annoyed by the Durant-Green dustup that could threaten the fabric of the dynasty, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr has softened from stating unequivocally before the season that this is not the last go-around for this core group to saying this week that these Warriors have “a finite term limit.” They have lost some of the joy Thompson may have been riding when he made his intention to re-sign known, but it still seems like most of the drama hinges on Durant’s decision, not Thompson’s.

Klay Thompson torches Bulls again in Warriors 146-109 win

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WHEN KLAY THOMPSON struck the match on perhaps the biggest inferno the game had ever seen But Thompson 's father, Mychal Thompson , a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers , wasn't there to see it. As expected , most of the 76ers they spoke with that day believed in the hot hand

Count Klay Thompson among those who believe Magic Johnson will reinvigorate the Los Angeles “It won’t be long before … they’ re good again,” Klay told Marcus Thompson II and Tim Kawakami on Bay He’s more than capable of running a business, and he’s going to run the Lakers like a business.

If Thompson does what everyone expects and re-signs with the Warriors on July 1, the Warriors will remain contenders regardless of Durant’s decision. Should KD leave, Golden State will be comforted by the fact that Thompson and Curry still form the league’s most lethal backcourt, and together they won a title and 73 games in the two seasons prior to Durant’s arrival (granted, with more depth.)

For all the attention paid to Thompson’s shooting “woes,” which still count for 21.6 points per game, despite a 60-point dip from his career 3-point percentage (and, weirdly, nearly a 50-point dip in his career free throw percentage), there will always be reason to believe he can do more in the absence of Durant and his isolation tendencies. And within that construct now, he is shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range on eight attempts a night since his record-breaking night on Oct. 29. Everything is fine.

Amid all the drama surrounding the dynasty, all is still chill with Klay Thompson and the Warriors.

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Ben Rohrbach is a staff writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter!

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