The Golden State Warriors’ time of dominance is far from the end right now when the team has reached its fifth consecutive NBA Finals without Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and a hurt Andre Iguodala. As the years go by, this team doesn’t look the quality, no matter how players they lose, they always find a way to remain competitive and this offseason they will have to face another challenge when two of their biggest stars become free agents and they have to re-sign the two of them.
Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant’s are set to become free agents this summer, but Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob says the organization desire is to re-sign both players, contrary to what many people have said in the last few weeks, where rumors on the team having to pick between they two were a common thing. Lacob will intend to keep both players and he is confident that will happen.
“The season is still ongoing. We are not finished. I have no new ideas or data for you,” Lacob told The Athletic. “We love Klay and KD and intend to attempt to re-sign them. Period. I am confident about BOTH of them. But it is their choice to do what is best for them. They have earned that right.
”Our goal is to keep our team together. We are pretty good.”
This surely sounds very good, but Durant appears to be ready to take his talents to New York and play for the Knicks even though his player has said he’s “100% undecided” on where he’ll sign in free agency. If Durant leaves, that will allow the Warriors to offer Klay a maximum contract, as the NBA only permits two players with supermax contracts on the roster at one time and Steph Curry already has one contract of that kind.
Right now they all are focused on taking the Larry O’Brien home, but when all of that becomes part of the past, Joe Lacob and his team will try to maintain two of the best ballers in the world right now on their roster, no matter how unlikely that sounds at this point.