Shooting guard Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors is eligible to sign an extension with the team before next season. Management would love to keep him and Thompson would love nothing more than to stick around in the Bay Area, so a deal is likely to be reached.
After traveling to Istanbul to help run and work with several youth basketball camps, Thompson returned home and caught up with local paper, The Chronicle, to share his thoughts on his experience, as well as several other basketball-related topics.
One topic of discussion that arose was the possibility of Thompson signing an extension in the near future, via Rusty Simmons of SFGate.com:
“First off, it’d be a dream come true if I was able to sign an extension. Whether it happens or not, I know I’m a fortunate man to be in the NBA. I’m going to leave that up to (agent) Bill Duffy and (general manager) Bob (Myers) and the rest of the Warriors’ front office. They’ll work it out. You hope for the best and prepare for the worst, but I’m excited about the Warriors’ franchise. I think we’re becoming one of the premier franchises in the NBA. It’s awesome to be part of it.
In 81 games, Thompson averaged 18.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field and 41.7 percent shooting from three-point range. He added 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 35.4 minutes of action.