Klay Thompson didn’t get a fourth championship ring this summer, but he did get a nice consolation prize. NBA free agency kicked off on Sunday and Klay landed a five-year $190 extension with the Warriors shortly after free agency opened.
The deal was the largest on the table for Thompson after he failed to gain super max eligibility by not making an All-NBA team last year. The five year deal will keep Thompson with Warriors until he is 33 years old. He will make $32 million in the first year of the deal, a nice raise from the $19 million he made last year. He will make $43 million in the final year of the deal and then be able to hit the market again following the 2023 season.
With this deal, and his previous contracts, Thompson is guaranteed $270 million in on-court earnings.
Thompson’s deal is one of the richest in NBA history and officially the richest signed by any WSU athlete, surpassing the 10-year $103 million deal Drew Bledsoe signed.
Not bad for a guy who some NBA analysts said wasn’t athletic enough or a good enough defender to play at the NBA level.
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Thompson will fully commit to a straight-up five-year maximum contract.