Just because Klay Thompson can become a free agent next summer doesn't mean he's leaving the Bay Area.
During a Friday celebration to kick off the Thompson Family Foundation’s inaugural charity golf tournament, Mychal Thompson, the father of the Warriors star, assured his son will eventually re-sign with the team and finish his career with Golden State.
"Oh yeah, you can mark it down," Mychal said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. "Klay’s going to retire in the Warriors’ uniform. He’s going to play at Chase Center (the Warriors’ new arena, opening in 2019), and he’s not going to be at Chase Center as a visiting player, he’s going to be a Warrior for the next seven or eight years."
In fact, Mychal is confident the Warriors' dynasty will remain intact for years to come.
"He’s got such a good thing here," Mychal said. "The Warriors have such a special thing here. For the next six or seven years they’re going to be championship material, they’re not going to break that up.
"The Bulls (with Michael Jordan) were broken up too prematurely. (Warriors owners) Joe Lacob and Peter Guber aren’t going to let that happen. Are you kidding? They can afford it. They’re the Warriors, this is the Bay Area, they got a beautiful arena, and money’s no object for this team."
Mychal's comments come after Stephen Curry said earlier this week he "for sure" wants to finish his career with the Warriors.
Thompson, 28, averaged 20 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season. The four-time All-Star has established himself as one of the best in the league at his position on both sides of the ball.