The Golden State Warriors really lucked out on their path to NBA dominance.
Not only did they manage to draft 3 All-NBA talents, all of whom are as unselfish as they come, due to the insane salary cap rise in 2016, they managed to sign a former MVP to add to their impressive core. The kicker? None of them are even 30 years old yet.
With this in mind, it's hard to see Golden State's run ending anytime soon. The franchise has won two NBA championships in the past 3 years, and everyone on the roster is hungry for more. The question is though, how much longer can the Warriors keep this team together before a major piece leaves for more money elsewhere?
Well, at least one quarter of the Warriors' core is in it for the long run, as shooting guard Klay Thompson has come out and said he's willing to take a pay cut when his contract runs out in two years to keep the team together.
Kawakami: "Could you (take a discount?")
Klay Thompson: "I probably could, yeah. That much? I don't know. I don't make as much as Kevin off the court."
"If it's a few million ... It's a blessing whatever contract I sign. I would definitely consider it cause I don't want to lose anybody."
The Warriors have already locked up Steph Curry for the foreseeable future, Kevin Durant has already taken pay cuts to stay with the team, and Draymond Green probably won't be moving on anytime soon as his playstyle fits perfectly within the team. The only question mark was Klay, and now that he's made it known he doesn't mind losing a few million to stay with the team, that can only mean bad things for teams hoping to compete in the near future.