There’s been a lot of focus on the Golden State Warriors over the last month about whether they can re-sign both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.
Many believe that if the Warriors don’t put Thompson as their first priority, he may choose to leave the franchise and end up joining the Los Angeles Clippers.
However, rumors that the Golden State shooting guard is unhappy with the Warriors has been flat out denied by Klay Thompson. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recently spoke about how Thompson would be willing to leave Oakland in the upcoming off-season.
“That’s not true,” Thompson said in an interview with the Mercury News. “Have I ever indicated I was unhappy?”
Smith’s original take was on ESPN’s First Take where he let it know that he felt that Thompson wasn’t getting enough touches.
“Klay Thompson hasn’t been happy; his number hasn’t been called nearly enough and he’s tired of sitting around and getting quote-unquote ‘the crumbs’ left behind other people,” Smith said.
Thompson once said that he wanted to be a “Warrior for life” and has now added in a recent interview that “he has not changed his sentiment surrounding his pending free agency.”
Klay Thompson has been an incredible superstar talent for the Warriors, he’s been a part of three championships with the franchise and has been one of the main reasons why the franchise has been such a success. We can expect Golden State to offer him a max contract during this off-season.