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Klay Thompson Warriors Contract Talk ‘Frozen’; Most likely to leave – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Klay Thompson landing another NBA franchise — a day Warriors fans never saw coming at the height of the Golden State dynasty — now seems closer than ever.

Even if the Warriors extend Thompson a competitive offer, the five-time All-Star could decide to leave Golden State in search of a fresh start elsewhere. The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported Saturday, citing league sources.

Thompson could reportedly pursue a fresh start with another franchise to escape some of the friction he’s had with the Warriors over the past two seasons. $190 million deal He signed in July 2019.

Slater’s report notes that a window remains open for Golden State and Thompson to negotiate a new contract before NBA free agency officially begins. According to league sources.

Thompson is looking for at least a three-year contract offer, confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole, though the road to reaching the desired deal could be difficult.

Thompson’s market may not be the same as the four-time NBA champion Orlando Magic — the primary suitor for his services — considering the 34-year-old is unwilling to extend his three-year offer.

It is important to note the schedule for the rest of the Warriors Dynasty Center, Like step curryCoach Steve Kerr and The defensive anchor is Draymond Green Signed through the next two seasons, the latter having a player-option for a third season.

With the futures of Curry, Green and Kerr uncertain beyond the 2025-26 NBA season, Golden State’s reluctance to extend Thompson’s contract would be inconsistent with other key parts of the franchise.

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Anything is possible over the next two weeks, but as things have become, Warriors fans may have to brace themselves for the brutal reality that Golden State’s fabled Big Three may not ride off into the sunset together.

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