Klay Thompson is adamant he wants to continue to be part of the Golden State Warriors? success, pledging his future to the club for life.
The 28-year-old was drafted to the Warriors in 2011 after going through college. Washington State is where he was named a first-team All-Pac pick in both 2010 and 2011.
Thompson has since played in the NBA Championship wins in 2015, 2017 and 2018, being named a four-time All-Star during that time.
The Californian will become a free agent in 2019, with the option for the Warriors to re-sign him in a deal worth an estimated $188million under the current salary cap restrictions.
A new deal rather than a simple extension would be far more lucrative for Thompson but for now he is keeping coy on his eventual choice.
Leaving the Oracle Arena does not appear an option though, with the shooting guard keen to continue in Oakland.
Rather than fuel any speculation to help generate a bidding war for his services, the 2016 Olympic champion says he would be happy to remain a Warrior for the remainder of his career.
“I’ve said it many times before: I would like to be a Warrior for life,” Thompson said. “Contract negotiations are way down the line. But I think we all have the same interest.”
“I would love to be here for the rest of my career… I’m going to be a free agent in 2019. Number one on my list would obviously be to stay with the Warriors.”