Should Thompson opt to play out his contract and then sign a new deal with the defending NBA Champions after next season, he can make $188 million over five years.
According to multiple sources, Thompson and the Warriors have already engaged in discussions regarding a contract extension.
Thompson taking a team-friendly deal that would not only keep him off the market, but it would also allow the Warriors to keep together their superteam that has been dominating the National Basketball Association for the past couple of seasons. It wouldn't be leaving everything I worked for behind, but it would be a whole new start.
He is set to receive $18.9 million salary next season. I was one of the pioneers of this.
Klay has been clear about his desire to stay put, telling Bleacher Report recently that "it would be hard to envision going anywhere else".
How do the Warriors keep underpaying players?
While the Golden State Warriors gear up for a Western Conference finals showdown with the Houston Rockets, the front office maintains an eye on keeping its core together well into the future. That's about $50 million less than he could get should he wait to hit the open market. May.
Durant took a $10m pay-cut previous year, which enabled the Warriors to keep hold of Andre Iguodala's and Shaun Livingston's Bird Rights meaning it was easier to re-sign them both. Surprisingly, Klay is reportedly willing to sign for around $23 million per season, or roughly $92 million over the life of the four-year pact.
Such are the benefits of building a culture of selfless stars who seem more concerned with sustaining a dynasty than maximizing their earning potential, all as Golden State's owners watch their franchise's valuation rise to $3.1 billion in the process. They are the exception.