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NBA: Warriors to offer Thompson 5-year, $190M max deal - report


THE GOLDEN State Warriors are expected to offer All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson a 5-year, $190 million max contract this Sunday when free agency opens at 6 p.m. ET, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowsk­i.

According to ESPN, Thompson and his agent, Greg Lawrence, have said over the past year that the 29-year-old guard would return to Golden State if offered the full 5-year max deal, which appears to be on track, according to league sources.

The 5-time All-Star suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, but Wojnarowsk­i reports that the Warriors are committed to keeping Thompson out of free agency as the team transition­s into its new San Francisco arena.

Thompson was selected 11th overall by the Warriors in the 2011 draft. In 8 seasons with Golden State, he's averaged 19.5 points and has a 41.9 3-point shooting percentage. Last season he averaged 21.5 points and shot 40.2 percent from behind the arc.

The Warriors have won 3 championsh­ips and reached 5 NBA Finals with Thompson.

Also on Friday, Golden State announced multi-year contract extensions for general manager Bob Myers and chief operating officer Rick Welts.

Myers, who has also served as president of basketball operations for 3 years, has served 8 seasons as GM. Welts joined the Warriors organizati­on in

Sept. 2011, after spending 9 years in Phoenix Suns' front office.

Earlier this month, the Warriors reached a fifth straight NBA Finals before losing to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6. They won back-to-back titles in 2017-18.

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