The Golden State Warriors and shooting guard Klay Thompson have reportedly agreed to a four-year, maximum contract extension.
Thompson is in his fourth season in the league after being selected in the first round of the 2011 draft. Thompson is considered one of the best shooters at his position, and he and Stephen Curry are viewed as one of the top backcourts in the league.
Last season Thompson, 24, averaged 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range. He helped the Warriors post a 51-31 regular season record and push the Los Angeles Clippers to seven games in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Midnight on Friday was the deadline for members of the 2011 draft class to reach contract extensions.
Thompson scored 19 points and recorded six assists, two rebounds and two steals in a win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.The Warriors, ranked sixth in SI.com's preseason power rankings, are 1-0 this season. Golden State hosts the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
ESPN sources say that Thompson and the Warriors have struck a four-year max agreement that is projected to be worth in the $70 million range— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 31, 2014
- Chris Johnson