By all accounts, Klay Thompson was never really going to leave the Warriors this summer. He will look elsewhere if they, for whatever reason, do not offer him a max deal. But the Warriors are fully expected to hold up their end of the bargain.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the two sides will meet in Los Angeles this week and could have a "quick agreement" if the Warriors have a five-year, $190 million contract waiting for him.
The 5x All-Star, unfortunately, suffered a torn ACL in the Finals, which will cost him some significant game-time next season. Despite a long rehab process ahead, however, the Warriors remain adamant that this injury will have no impact on their free agency plans with Klay.
In a chat with Nick Friedell of ESPN, general manager Bob Myers made sure to echo how important he felt it was to bring back his guys.
"All I'll say is that those guys are highly important to us and deserving of being rewarded in the right manner.
It's hard to find high-quality people, and both of them are that. And so you just—try to keep those guys within these walls the best you can."
The Warriors will also have to figure things out with Kevin Durant, who is apparently upset with how he feels the team handled his injury. His torn Achilles tendon has threatened the rest of his career, and (unlike Klay) there is no promise he will return to Golden State -- regardless of how much they offer.
It will be a busy summer for them, to say the least.