In a recent interview with Marcus Thompson II and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, Klay Thompson spoke out on potentially taking a payout to stay with the Warriors. Thompson was the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, and was won two championships in his six years with the Warriors. His current contract will keep him a warrior through 2019.
Thompson said that although he would be willing to take a paycut, he did elaborate saying that he wouldn’t take too big of a discount like Kevin Durant. Thompson doesn’t have near the endorsement deals that Durant does, but is still set to make $18.4 each of the next two seasons. He went on to say that he would consider it “If it’s a few million.”
Last season, Klay averaged 22.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 2.1 APG. Thompson has become one of the premier 3-and-D guards over the past few seasons, and it would be a shame to see the Splash Brothers part ways. Should Klay take a paycut to stick with the warriors?
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