When you think of the Golden State Warriors, the first two names that come to mind are Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Following the two MVPs, the next name may be Klay Thompson, but it could be Draymond Green or newly acquired DeMarcus Cousins for others.
The point is Klay has sacrificed a lot.
With the Lakers missing out on Anthony Davis today, imagine if Klay decide to join LeBron in Los Angeles this summer.
The three-time champion is definitely respected around the league, but if he were in a different situation, his numbers would look even more impressive. So, with Thompson set to hit the free agent market this summer, the perennial all-star expects his current team to give him every penny.
He cemented a key role in the Warriors’ three title runs in the past four years. He does not complain about his role that Stephen Curry and Durant often overshadow. And even if Durant leaves this summer, any paycut Thompson accepts would most likely lessen the Warriors’ luxury tax bill than help them sign another player.