The Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson believes that the Golden State Warriors are becoming one of the top teams in the NBA. He would like to stay with the franchise and the feeling seems to be mutual.
In an interview with Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, Thompson was asked his thoughts on signing an extension with the team if it was a possibility.
“First off, it’d be a dream come true if I was able to sign an extension,” Thompson said. He went on to add, “You hope for the best and prepare for the worst, but I’m excited about the Warriors’ franchise. I think we’re becoming one of the premier franchises in the NBA. It’s awesome to be part of it.”
Warriors owner Joe Lacob had previously stated that the Warriors will “unequivocally” re-sign Thompson.
Joe Lacob on contract status of his shooting guard: “We are going to re-sign Klay Thompson. I will say that unequivocally.” #Warriors
— 95.7 The GAME (@957thegame) April 24, 2014
Nothing has been signed yet and rumors abound about taking Kevin Love over re-signing Thompson. Not likely, but many decisions will be made in the coming months in regards to the future of the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson is also incredibly excited to be working with Steve Kerr as the new coach.
“It was tough seeing coach Jackson go. It was great playing for him, but I’m excited about Steve,” Thompson said. “I feel like he has a brilliant mind for the game. He was a great shooter, so me and Steph (Curry) can really learn from him. He was around winning for his whole career, so that’s cool. We got a guy who knows how to win. I’m excited to get to work with him. I think we can build a great relationship together.”