Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson’s father, Mychal Thompson, does mention his son loves Golden State and Bay area, but he also doesn’t rule out not signing an extension with Golden State this season.
However, to reiterate Klay Thompson has a 95 percent chance of returning to the Bay Area in my opinion. Even though it is very unlikely he leaves arguably the best team of All-Time and choses not win more championships with the Warriors.
The Washington State product is averaging an efficient 19.2 points per game over his last seven seasons. He also adds decent assists and rebounds numbers, with 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. However, in the past four seasons Thompson has averaged 21.5 points per game.Embed from Getty Images
There is plenty of evidence that the young sharpshooter has the skills to run his own lead his own team. He is one of the best 2-way shooting guards in the league currently. Klay is fifth in the NBA in win shares; forward Draymond Green (2), forward Kevin Durant (8), and point guard Steph Curry (6) all ranked in the top 8.
Klay taking the league by storm would be huge for basketball forever. ImagineKlay leaving Durant, Draymond, and his fellow Splash Brother, Steph, then facing them in a NBA Finals. Even though the chances ofKlay leaving Golden State are slim to none, it would be pretty enticing.
Thompson Is viewed as this shooter whom can only score off the dribble, that may be the case in GoldenState, but would different elsewhere. Giving Klay the keys to your franchise will give him the confidence he needs to take his game to the next level.
Thompson leaving the Bay Area would be the jump he needs to elevate his label from a “glorified role-player” to “superstar”. I would just love to see Klay have his own team and take the league by storm. Thompsonwould be a great fit for an Eastern Conference team, it would a little more of excitement in the East.
Switching to the East would give Klay some great options to work with and to become a star for his team and their city. Flipping to an East team will give the Eastern conference a new potential star and new face of a certain franchise.