Golden State Warriors star guard Klay Thompson was seeking a max contract this summer in free agency, but now his offseason got a lot more complicated.
Klay tore his left ACL late in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 114-110 loss Thursday in Game 6 that gave the Toronto Raptors their first championship.
Klay Thompson injury update: pic.twitter.com/9b7dZfde9U
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 14, 2019
With that type of injury, Thompson is expected to miss up to nine to 10 months. So are the Warriors still interested in Klay?
Warriors owner Joe Lacob says the priority remains bringing back the five-time All-Star shooting guard.
“I don’t know yet what we’re going to do [with Klay],” Lacob told Yahoo Sports. “I’ve said for a long time I want Klay to be a Warrior for life, and so this doesn’t change anything as far as I’m concerned.”
“I’m not going to say anything because the free-agency period isn’t here yet,” Lacob told Yahoo Sports. “You know I have the utmost regard for Klay’s talent and for him as a person. I’m pretty sure we’ll talk this summer, and he’ll hopefully be a Warrior for life.”
The free-agent negotiating period begins June 30th.
This should be a wild offseason.
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