NBA free agency hit -- and hit hard -- Sunday, with the official start at 3 p.m. PT bringing a flurry of player-movement news, including Kevin Durant announcing his plans to sign with the Nets.
But what about Klay Thompson? There wasn't immediate word or a Woj bomb, which left Warriors fans wondering, even after NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole had reported Saturday, via a source, that the sides would reach an agreement on a five-year, $190 million max contract.
Dub Nation shouldn't worry. Nothing hasn't changed with Thompson, a source told Poole on Sunday, meaning the five-time All-Star guard will remain a Warrior.
Re: Klay Thompson's contract -- Not publicizing a deal today does not mean there's no deal. 'Nothing has changed,' according to a source.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) July 1, 2019
Upshot: With Klay still set to sign when moratorium lifts (July 6), Warriors can place time/energy on other needs.
Anthony Slater of The Athletic dropped the contract details.
Source: It's a full five-year max for Klay Thompson, not a 4+1. No player option on the fifth year. No 'no trade' clause. Just like the Steph Curry contract a couple summers ago.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2019
The Warriors never intended to let one half of the Splash Brothers walk away, even though he's expected to miss a large portion of the 2019-20 season while he recovers from surgery on his torn left ACL. No timetable for his return from the injury, suffered during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, has been given, but Thompson isn't going anywhere.