Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Klay Thompson signed a multi-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced Friday.
ESPN.com reports its a four-year maximum contract expected to net Thompson somewhere around $70 million.
“We’re excited to have one of the top young players in the NBA under contract for the next several years,” Warriors General Manager Bob Myers said in a press release. “Our ownership group continues to demonstrate the commitment necessary to build a championship caliber team and we anticipate that Klay Thompson will play a major role in our future success and accomplishments, both on the floor and in the Bay Area community.”
The Warriors reached the deal just in time. If they hadn’t agreed to a contract by midnight Friday Thompson would have become a restricted free agent next summer.
The 24-year-old Thompson has just begun his fourth NBA season. For his career he averages 17.8 points, 2.6 three-pointers, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and one steal per game.
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