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Back in May, The Athletic reported that the Golden State Warriors and shooting guard Klay Thompson were engaged in discussions regarding a contract extension.
Thompson is currently under contract through the 2018-19 season and due to make $18.9 million next year. If he were to sign an extension this summer, however, the sharpshooter would cost himself close to $86 million.
Signing an extension this offseason wouldn’t be the smart move for Thompson, as he would make roughly $102 million over the next five years. While that’s a nice dollar figure, if the All-Star waited until next summer, he would be looking at a max contract starting around $188 million.
Thompson’s dad, Mychal Thompson, appears to have talked to his son and it looks like negotiations between the Warriors and Thompson will now take place in the summer of 2019.
“Klay definitely wants to play his whole career in Golden State and the Bay Area, there’s no question about that,” Mychal said on 95.7 The Game. “He loves it up there, loves the fans. But let’s just say that negotiations will probably continue in the summer of ’19.”