Warriors' star guard Klay Thompson has been a vital part of the team's success over the last four seasons, which is why today's news might be somewhat concerning for Warriors fans.
Klay Thompson's father, Mychal Thompson, went on local sports radio station 95.7 The Game to talk about the status of his son's contract extension negotiations.
While it's true that negotiations have been ongoing, Mychal told the radio show: "Let's just say that negotiations will probably continue in Summer 2019."
And Thompson has a good reason to wait until 2019 to sign a contract extension. If Klay were to sign an extension this offseason, his max deal would be worth around $102 million over five years, while if he waits until 2019 his max offer raises to be a $188 million deal.
All of this being said, the Warriors have no reason to fear. His father basically confirmed that Klay wants to play his basketball in Golden State.
Thompson has been having an outstanding postseason for Golden State, averaging 20.6 points per game on 47 percent shooting, including nearly 43 percent from deep. With these playoff numbers, it shouldn't be shocking that Klay is waiting a little longer to get that extra money.
Klay Thompson, is playing like a guy “In contract negotiations, for a extension with his current team” “Show me the MONEY” — Larry Miller (@cool_brezze) June 4, 2018
If he doesn't get the money from the Warriors, he'll get it somewhere else.