The 2017-18 NBA season is quickly drawing to a close. But, as usual, this crazy, unpredictable ending has given us a whole lot more questions than answers.
One of the biggest questions regarding the years ahead resides in Golden State, where they've somehow managed to keep four superstars together for two seasons now. But how much longer can they keep it all together? Between salary cap issues and concerns regarding player roles, some have seriously doubted that the Dubs can keep all four superstars.
Mostly, those people have pointed at Klay Thompson. He's up for free agency next summer, and he's definitely more than good enough to earn some serious interest. If you ask Klay, though, he doesn't really picture himself going anywhere. Check out what he said to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher:
“I was part of building this culture. It wouldn’t be leaving everything I worked for behind, but it would be a whole new start. I was one of the pioneers of this. I’m one of the longest-tenured players here besides Steph, so I’m very prideful of the turnaround the Warriors have made. Just because I’m not the face of the franchise doesn’t mean I’m not recognized for it. Real fans and the people in the organization and my peers around the league, they see the work I’ve put in and realize I’ve been a huge component to the success here for the last five, six, seven years, so I have an identity here. It would be hard for me to envision going anywhere else.”
To be fair, Klay isn't lying when he says he was part of building the culture. He was there before titles, before the fame... so will he be there after? No doubt, that'll be a matter of utmost importance for the Warriors next summer.